Kent presents on a broad range of topics in medical informatics, patient-centered care, clinical outreach through technologies, information science, and clinical operations.

Unruh, K.T. & Scott, J.D. (2011) Rethinking the role of clinical workflow in the design of videoconferencing systems for telehealth. American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting and Exposition. (ATA 2011) iMay 2011, Tampa, FL May 1- 3.

Unruh, K.T. & Scott, J.D. (2011) Tradeoffs inherent in widespread desktop videoconferencing deployments. American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting and Exposition. (ATA 2011) May 2011, Tampa, FL May 1- 3.

Scott, J. & Unruh, K.T. (2010) "Hepatitis C and the Extension for Community Health Outcomes Project." Portland Area Indian Health Service Clinical Directors Meeting. Portland, OR.

Unruh, K.T. (2010) "How can I manage this?
systematic capacity building of under-resourced clinicians thru knowledge networks." Regional Meeting of WWAMI Medical Directors. University of Washington. Seattle, WA.

Unruh, K.T. (2010) "What about me?
The forgotten demographic of HCV patients: Informatics on the front lines of Hepatitis C,
substance abuse, mental health complications
and community-based primary care. Biomedical and Health Informatics Lecture Series. University of Washington. Seattle, WA.

Unruh, K.T. (2010) "Maximizing telemedicine for HIV + HCV co-infection in rural settings." Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.

Unruh, K.T. (2010) "Leveraging online knowledge networks to treat complex chronic diseases in rural settings." Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. Yakima, WA.

Unruh, K.T. (2005) "Patient Work in Cancer Care" Informatics support for personal health management. Panel Co-Chair. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. Washington, D. C.

Unruh, K.T. Information and the cancer experience. (2004) Patient work in safe and effective cancer care systems. Workshop on Cognitive Work Analysis. Center for Human-Information Interaction, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Unruh, K.T. (2004) Patient work: Re-thinking how cancer patients seek and use information Pacific Northwest Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Unruh, K.T. (2004) Patients as actors: the role of patients in preventing medical errors ITHC 2004: To Err is System. IT in Health Care: Socio-technical Approaches. Second International Conference.

Unruh, K.T. (2004) Patients as actors: The role of patients in preventing medical errors and ensuring the quality of their care. National Library of Medicine Informatics Training Conference, Regenstreif Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Unruh, K.T. (2002) Evaluation of digital community information systems. Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital libraries, Portland, OR.

Unruh, K.T. (2002) Towards effective evaluation of digital community information systems. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Philadelphia, PA.

Unruh, K.T. (1999) The Importance of Community-Based Technology Access Centers for Low-Income Residents in Chicago. Topic speech for the 1999 Clarence Darrow Award Celebration honoring Clarence Page. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center.

Unruh, K.T. (1999) Erie Technology Center: Case Study of a Community-Based Technology Implementation Urban implications of Internet Technology. Panel presentation for “Urban implications of Internet Technology” session at the 4th Annual Student Research Conference in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology sponsored by the The Chicago Alliance for Minority Participation (ChAMP).

Unruh, K.T. (1998)Access to Technology in Low-Income Chicago Neighborhoods. Panel presentation. Conference on Chicago Research and Public Policy Conference sponsored by Loyola University’s Policy Research Action Group.

Unruh, K.T. (1997) Focus on Community-Based Organization. Presentation and roundtable discussion at “Navigating the Information Superhighway: A New World of Opportunities for Chicago’s Latino Community” sponsored by AT&T.

Unruh, K.T. (1997) Excellence in Education at Goshen College: A Graduate’s Perspective. Presentation to the teaching faculty of Goshen College as part of the annual “Dean’s Workshop.”

Unruh, K.T. (1997) Technology Programs in Low-Income Communities: Purpose, Implementation, and Impact. Presentation to the Software Production Research Group, Bell Laboratories Innovations, Lucent Technologies.

Unruh, K.T. (1997) The Impact of Technology on Training and Education. Served as a panelist at “The Information Age: 2000 and Beyond, the Hispanic Perspective” conference sponsored by Ameritech.

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Personal Health
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Catalyzing Social Support During Cancer Care
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Founding Director (1995 - 2000) of Erie Technology Center, a community technology center (CTC) providing technology services to critical-need immigrant populations in Chicago within Erie Neighborhood House (a Settlement House founded in 1897) read more >