Consumer Health Research

Date: December 15, 2005 Time: (All day)
Event Type: Lecture

The Consumer Health Information Seeking initiative focuses on understanding and improving access to online health
information. The consumer health vocabularies project seeks to map words and phrases commonly used by consumers to
technical medical terms and concepts. The information seeking process initiative explores the search and navigation
behavior of consumers using health information systems. The latest project uses cognitive science approaches to learn
how laypersons interpret health-related concepts and act on their understanding.