Peer Reviewed Publications
and Abstracts

Kent’s publications represent broad work on clinical workflows, systems analysis, user studies, participatory design, and community-based action research to address: patient safety, quality improvement, workplace redesign, mobile healthcare, barriers to information utilization, information management and the digital divide.

Catlin, M, Unruh, K. T., Merrill, J. O., Cox, P., Scott, J., Roll, J., Rosenblatt, R. (2011) Beyond the mountains: Involving nurses in telemedicine supported opiod treatment in rural areas.IntNSA 35th Annual Education Conference. September 2011 Tucson Arizona. <link to full text>

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.D. & Unruh, K.T. (2010) Project ECHO: An innovative telehealth program for rural patients with hepatitis C. 17th Annual Washington State Public Health Association Joint Conference on Health, Yakima, WA, October 11-12.

Unruh, K.T., Skeels, M., Civan-Hartzler, A., & Pratt, W. (2010). Transforming Clinic Environments into Information Workspaces for Patients. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10). April 2010, Atlanta, GA. <link to full text>

Skeels, M., Unruh, K.T., Powell, C., & Pratt, W. (2010). Catalyzing Social Support for Breast Cancer Patients. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10). April 2010, Atlanta, GA. <link to full text>

Klasnja, P., Civan-Hartzler, A., Unruh, K.T., & Pratt, W. (2010). Blowing in the Wind: Unanchored Patient Information Work During Cancer Care. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10). April 2010, Atlanta, GA.<link to full text>

Civan, A, McDonald, D.W., Unruh, K.T., & Pratt, W. (2009). Locating Patient Expertise in Everyday Life. In Proceedings of the 2009 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP '09). May, 2009, Sanibel Island, FL, p. 291-300. <link to full text>

Unruh, K.T. & Pratt W. (2008) Paper Finalist for the Diana Forsythe Award "Barriers to Organizing Information during Cancer Care: “I don’t know how people do it.” Published in The Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Annual Symposium, in Washington, D.C. November 8 – 12. <link to full text>

Unruh, K..T. & Pratt W. (2008)"The Invisible Work of Being a Patient and Implications for Health Care: "[the doctor is] my business partner in the most important business in my life, staying alive," Proceedings of the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC 2008) in Copenhagen Denmark, October 15-18. <link to full text>

Unruh, K..T. & Pratt W. Patients as Actors: Patients Role in Detecting, Preventing, and Recovering from Medical Errors (2007). International Journal of Medical Informatics, 76 (Supplement 1), 236 – 244. <link to full text>

Pratt, W., Unruh, K., Civan, A., & Skeels, M. (2006). Managing health information in your life. Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM), 49(1), 51-55. <link to full text>

Fisher, K. E., Durrance, J. C., & Unruh, K. T. (2003). Information Communities: Characteristics Gleaned From Studies of Three Online Networks. In R. J. Todd (Ed.), Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (pp. 299-305). Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Pettigrew, K. E., Durrance, J. C., & Unruh, K. T. (2002). Facilitating Community Information-Seeking Using the Internet: Findings From Three Public Library-Community Network Systems. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 53.11, 894-903.

Durrance, J. C., Pettigrew, K. E., & Unruh, K. T. (2002). Barriers That Must Be Overcome for Effective Use of Digital Community Information: Preliminary Patterns. Shaping the Network Society: Patterns for Participation, Action and Change. DIAC-02 Symposium. Seattle, WA.

Unruh , K. T., Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2002) Evaluation of Digital Community Information Systems. Extended Abstract In: G. Marchionini & W. Hersh (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital libraries (pp. 240-241), Portland, OR. July 2002. New York: ACM.

Unruh, K. T., Pettigrew, K. E., & Durrance, J. C. (2002). Towards effective evaluation of digital community information systems. In E. G. Toms (Ed.), Proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (pp. 250-259). Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 18-21, 2002.

 

Projects & Collaborations

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Personal Health
Information Management
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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 >