Lena Mamykina, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Informatics
622 West 168th St. PH-20
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-3923
I am an Associate
Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Biomedical
Informatics at Columbia University. My primary research interests reside in
the areas of Biomedical Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous
and Pervasive Computing, and Computer-Supported Collaborative Work.
My broad research
interests include individual and collective cognition, sensemaking and
problem-solving in the context of health, health care, and health management.
I am particularly interested in designing interactive intelligent systems
that use computational inferences to support individuals’ decisions and
actions. My research group, Action Research for Collective
Health (ARCH) views health and
health management as residing within families, communities, and societies,
and as impacted by culture, business, and policy. In ARCH, we develop novel
technologies that help individuals to take a proactive stance towards their
own health and to change their environment to make healthy and responsible
lifestyle accessible to everyone.
At the same time, I am
interested in the functioning of the healthcare system and in the ways it adapts to the changing demands and expectations of
the society. I study how clinicians collect and use information to make
decisions in regards to patient care, how clinicians
on patient care teams communicate and coordinate their work and make
decisions together, how clinical communities share knowledge and expertise,
and how computing technologies facilitate or inhibit these processes.
I received my B.S. in
Computer Science from the Ukrainian State University of Maritime Technology,
M.S. in Human Computer Interaction from the Georgia Institute of Technology,
Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology,
and M.A. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University. My dissertation
work at Georgia Tech focused on facilitating reflection and learning in
context of diabetes management with mobile and ubiquitous computing. Prior to
joining DBMI as a faculty member, I completed a National Library of Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the department.
NSF-sponsored Workshop on Technology
for Automated Capture of Diet, Nutrition, and Eating Behaviors in Context: we have completed our 3rd virtual workshop in the series.
Next: proposals deadline is November 16th. For more information: https://sites.google.com/eng.ucsd.edu/diet-tech-nsf-workshop/home
Upcoming Travel and Talks
Elliot Mitchell (DBMI)
Pooja Desai (DBMI)
Marissa Burgemaster, PhD
Maria Hwang, PhD
Drashko Nakikj, PhD
Michelle Chau, PhD
Daniel Feller, PhD
Silis Jiang, PhD
Healther Cole-Lewis, PhD
Yishen Miao, MS
Selected Papers (see full list)