This session covers a new framework for advancing digital health equity, and then reviews multiple case studies that highlight practical research and implementation approaches within this space -- focusing on the safety net healthcare system within San Francisco.
Courtney Lyles, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the Center for Vulnerable Populations, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. A trained health services researcher, she uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine quality of care, health behavior, and health outcomes. She is also an Associate Director of the UCSF program Implementation Science program based in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Finally, she holds an affiliate investigator appointment at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.
Her research specifically focuses on harnessing health information technology to improve patient-provider communication for chronic disease self-management to ultimately reduce disparities in health and healthcare outcomes for low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations. She currently is co-PI of an R01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to use machine learning to send personalized text messages to patients to motivate physical activity, including leveraging user-centered design and implementation science principles.
Lab website: https://lyleslab.ucsf.edu/