BA, University of Toronto
MLS, University of Toronto
Ph.D, The University of Western Ontario
Dr. Veinot directs the Community Health Informatics Lab (http://communityhealthinformatics.org/).
What would health information technologies and services look like if we placed the experiences and needs of marginalized groups at the center of their design and implementation? My research pursues this central question through an approach called “community health informatics”. Community health informatics aims to improve the reach and impact of health information among marginalized groups, particularly those that experience health disparities.
Thus far, my community informatics research program has focused on several objectives that support this central aim. These objectives are as follows:
1. Identifying factors that affect health information access, acquisition and use in marginalized communities and families.
2. Characterizing “mismatches” between health information services/technologies and the needs, priorities and behaviors of their intended users.
3. Developing a conceptual foundation for “community health informatics” interventions.
I examine these issues using mixed qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as community-based research strategies.
Valdez, R.S., Holden, R., Novak, L., Veinot, T.C. Transforming consumer health informatics through a patient work framework: connecting patients to context. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Online ahead of print: http://jamia.bmj.com/content/early/2014/08/14/amiajnl-2014-002826.abstr…; (Acceptance rate: 24.2%; 5 Year Impact Factor: 4.329)
Senteio, C.*, Veinot, T.C. Trying to make things right: Adherence work in high-poverty, African American neighborhoods. Qualitative Health Research, 24(12), 1745-1756. doi: 10.1177/1049732314549027 (5 Year Impact Factor: 2.372)
Wolf, C.T.*, Veinot, T.C. Struggling for space and finding my place: An interactionist perspective on everyday use of biomedical information. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. 2014, Online ahead of print: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com /doi/10.1002/asi.23178/abstract. (Acceptance rate: 34%; 5 Year Impact Factor: 2.113)
Meadowbrooke, C.C.*, Veinot, T.C., Bauermeister, J., Hickock, A., Loveluck, J. Information behavior and HIV testing intentions among young men at risk for HIV/AIDS. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. 2014, 65(3):609-620. (Acceptance rate: 34%; 5 Year Impact Factor: 2.113)
Bauermeister, J., Hickock, A., Meadowbrooke, C.C.*, Veinot, T.C., Loveluck, J. Safer sex self-efficacy among young men who have sex with men: HIV/AIDS risk behaviors by partner type. AIDS & Behavior. 2014, 18(1):69-77. (5 Year Impact Factor: 3.974)
Veinot, T.C., Campbell, T.R.*, Kruger, D., Grodzinksi, A., Franzen, S. A question of trust: User-centered design requirements for an informatics intervention to promote the sexual health of African-American youth. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013, 20(4):758-765. (Acceptance rate: 24.2%; 5 Year Impact Factor: 4.329)
Veinot, T.C. Regional HIV/AIDS information environments and information acquisition success. The Information Society. 2013, 29(2):88-112. (Acceptance rate: 12.6%; 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.576)
Veinot, T.C., Bauermeister, J.A., Loveluck, J., Meadowbrooke, C.C.*, Hickock, A. How "community" matters for how people interact with information: Mixed methods study of young men who have sex with other men. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2013, 15(2), e33:1-22. Available: http://www.jmir.org/2013/2/e33/ (Acceptance rate: 25%; 5 Year Impact Factor: 5.357)
Kimmel, A.*, Williams, T.*, Veinot, T.C., Campbell, B., Campbell, T., Valacak, M., Kruger, D. ‘I make sure I am safe and I make sure I have myself in every way possible’: African-American youth perspectives on sexuality education. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. 2013, March; 13(2): 172-185. (Acceptance rate: 65%; 5 Year Impact Factor: unavailable)