Quantifying Quality of Life: Incorporating Daily Life Into Medicine (Health Informatics) (Paperback)
Katarzyna Wac, PhD, is since 2020 a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Geneva (CH), as well as Invited Professor of Human-Centred Computing at the Department of Computer Science (DIKU), University of Copenhagen (DK). She was affiliated with Stanford University and Medical Centre between 2013-2020. She leads the Quality of Life (QoL) Technologies lab at the University of Geneva. Her research leverages new emerging mixed models at the interface between the computer and social sciences incorporating examination, diagnosis and treatment of daily life as an "organ" - much like a cardiologist examines heart - and the resulting Quality of Life as a "vital sign" - routinely reported for patients and non-patients alike. Her research appears in more than 150 peer-reviewed proceedings and journals in computer science, human-computer interaction and health informatics, and in 2018 she co-edited a book on Digital Health. She is a (co)-PI in several European (including H2020, Horizon Europe), Swiss National Science Foundation projects and Stanford Medicine projects. She contributes to the ITU European Regional Initiative for mHealth. In 2015 she was a TEDMED Research Scholar. Since 2017, she is an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. She is also a Senior Member of ACM and as well as of IEEE. She as well advises industry, and, as her research attracted considerable attention nationally and internationally, she is regularly interviewed in the mass media. More details at qualityoflifetechnologies.org. Sharon Wulfovich is a current medical student at UC San Diego School of Medicine (class of 2022). She graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Human Biology. Sharon has been involved in the digital health field for many years. She worked as a Digital Health Fellow at the Stanford Department of Surgery and co-created the first telemedicine class at Stanford University entitled "Close Encounters, Distance Learning by Telemedicine". Additionally, Sharon has published multiple papers in the digital health field and is one of the co-editors of the book Digital Health Entrepreneurship. Her research is primarily focused on telemedicine, digital health, health innovation and entrepreneurship.