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Lisa M. Vizer, PhD

Lisa M. Vizer, PhD

Dr. Vizer is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is driven to explore, design, develop, and evaluate technology that allows people to proactively, continuously, and passively monitor their health. Specifically, Dr. Vizer looks at how brain conditions, diseases, and trauma manifest in changes in technology interaction patterns.

Her research agenda contributes to a more refined and nuanced understanding of how variations in health status influence interactions with technology obtained through monitoring. She also explores how we might leverage that insight to improve patient engagement and quality of life by incorporating the patient’s health goals, preferences, and values into the monitoring and feedback processes. Finally, Dr. Vizer examines how to include that feedback in the shared decision making process with providers and caregivers to improve health outcomes.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015
PhD, Information Systems, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, 2013
MHCI, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998
BS, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998


Health informatics research involving the patient-centered ecology of passively collected behavior data used to support patients with brain disorders outside the clinic


Lisa Vizer’s Bibliography from NCBI


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