I’m honoring the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some of their best comments and quotes. Casey Quinlan, in response to “As She Lay Dying” – a son calls on the health system to involve patients and families in improving safety I’ll apologize in advance for the screaming screed that is […]
Brandeis University hosted a one-day symposium on aging, housing, health, technology, and other issues. Thanks to the people who captured these insights!
Someone once told me that I “write to incite” and indeed, I am thrilled when a post resonates enough to inspire a conversation that often goes on longer and has more nuggets of insight than the original essay. I’d like to honor the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some […]
What if this was played on a loop in Times Square? What if every health conference displayed it on a screen at the front of the hall, to accompany every speaker? How might we prepare for what is coming? Thoughts, comments, inspiration, tips welcome in the comments!
In this talk at the Quantified Self Public Health symposium, I argue that we must respect the context of people’s lives while designing health interventions, tools, and research projects. Not everyone is ready to stand naked in front of the bright light of numbers on a screen. Let’s be gentle in our approach, especially to […]
My prepared remarks for the Quantified Self Public Health Symposium (here are some notes from the event): You know when you type the first few words of a query and Google suggests the rest based on what thousands of other people have typed next? There’s a Twitter account called Google Poetics that takes those suggested phrases […]