Jared founded and runs one of the foremost design and user experience think tanks in the world. He’s been working in the field of usability and design since 1978 before the term ‘usability’ was associated with computers. Leveraging in-depth research findings based on user observation, Jared helps clients understand design problems and create websites that increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. He is author of Web Usability: A Designers Guide and co-author of Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks That Work.
Geoffrey Williams is Professor of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Psychology at the Healthy Living Center, part of the University of Rochester’s Center for Community Health. Dr. Williams has an M.D. from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the University of Rochester. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in the Associated Hospital Program at the University of Rochester, and fellowships in General Internal Medicine, and Biopsychosocial Medicine. Dr. Williams has over twenty years of practice experience in academic internal medicine and training as a health psychologist. He has contributed to the development of the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) model for health behavior change; focusing much of his research career on SDT and its application in interventions for health-related motivation, tobacco dependence treatment, diabetes self-management, adherence to medications, and other health behaviors that are difficult to change. He has been the recipient of numerous grants including research support from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Small Business Innovation Research and the National Institute of Mental Health. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles as well as books and numerous book chapters. He has also presented at over 50 major national professional meetings.
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, a member of the Massachusetts State HIT Council, and a practicing Emergency Physician.
As Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients.
As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees administrative data exchange in Eastern Massachusetts. As co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he facilitates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.
Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech and founder of the Healthier Life Hub; she is also co-founder of Open mHealth. At HxRefactored, Estrin spoke about leveraging mhealth applications and the small data for health management. Her mission in health is to foster modular architecture, standardized data interfaces, and a health tech innovation community as the backplane for a vibrant open ecosystem.
Dr. Mehta received his BA in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MD from University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital. He completed a clinical research fellowship in complementary and integrative medicine at the Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center (now based at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of General Medicine), during which he received a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
He is presently the Medical Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Director of Education for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His educational and research interests include curricular development in complementary and integrative medical therapies, mind/body educational interventions in health professions training, and promotion of professionalism in medical trainees. He directs medical student and resident rotational experiences in integrative medicine for BHI-MGH and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Mehta sees patients in a consultative role for use of complementary and integrative medical therapies, as well as mind/body interventions for stress management and stress reduction.
Dr. Mehta is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also active in the Massachusetts Medical Society, and is a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Mehta is a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and has completed professional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Steve Krug has been in the usability consulting “racket” for more than 25 years, long enough to meet tons of interesting people and do more than his share of presentations, keynotes, and workshops. But most people know him as the author of Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (400,000 copies in print, now in a thoroughly updated 3rd edition). At HxRefactored, Steve spoke about what he knows best, Pinky: Why you’re crazy if you’re not doing usability testing.