Personal Information in Public Health

Using personal data in mHealth apps for public health requires navigating a range of design tensions, and the area of perinatal mental health is a particularly complex setting. We explore the balance between the many concerns and constraints affecting the design of these systems (both patient and clinician interfaces), in a new (open access) paper in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies The work was carried out as part of a collaboration between ourselves at Trinity College Dublin and researchers at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, with Marguerite Barry at UCD & Cecily Morrison at Microsoft Research Cambridge.

K. Doherty, M. Barry, J. Marcano- Belisario, C. Morrison, J. Car, and G. Doherty, Personal Information and Public Health: Design Tensions in Sharing and Monitoring Wellbeing in Pregnancy, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, DOI 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2019.102373, 2019, to appear.