Data Science REU Student Presents at WISH-2017


Data Science

Kate Finnerty at the podium
Kate Finnerty

Kate Finnerty, an undergraduate student from Amherst College in Massachusetts, was nominated to present her research poster at this year's workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), in conjunction with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2017 Annual Symposium, November 4 - 8 in Washington, D.C. Kate worked with fellow REU student Khang Tran who was unable to travel to Washington, D.C.

Collaborating on the research project were DS faculty Professor Carolina Ruiz, as well as Bengisu Tulu, Qiaoyu Liao, Jessica Oleski and Sherry Pagoto.

Abstract: As obesity becomes more widespread, weight loss has become a major focus of mobile health. Katherine Finnerty's project investigates how feedback from users, can result in a clear sense of direction for improvement in mobile health application development.

Future work will include developing a single captology framework that works in the context of mobile health.