Conference Presentations

Healthcare & Community Collaboration for Digital Health Equity: Panel Discussion.” Presented at the Net Inclusion Summit, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, February 14, 2024.

What you need to know and do to bridge the digital divide. Southeast Regional Genetics Network Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, July 13, 2023

Digital Inclusion within Healthcare Programs: Panel Discussion. National Digital Inclusion Alliance Net Summit 2023, San Antonio, TX, February 27, 2023

What the Health? Why and how to include health at the digital equity table. Panel Discussion: Northstar Digital Literacy Workshop: A Key Resource in Your Digital Equity Plan Implementation.  National Digital Inclusion Alliance Net Summit 2023, San Antonio, TX, February 27, 2023

What’s Health got to do with it?  Broadband Ohio State Digital Equity Planning Kickoff. Columbus, OH, February 16, 2023

Guiding Patients Through The Digital Front Door – The Role of Digital Health Navigators in Today’s Healthcare System. Digital Medicine Conference. New York, NY, December 7, 2022.

The Accurate Empathy Exercise: A virtual reality simulation approach to promoting and understanding empathy, American Public Health Association, November, 2022.

Experiencing the Benefits of Connectivity, Broadband Access Summit, Pew Research Foundation.  Cleveland, OH, June 22, 2022.

Health Equity.  Where Global Challenges Meet Innovative Solutions for Health Equity. HealthIL Israel, Online, June 15, 2022.

Digital Inclusion: An Essential Approach for Health Equity, Northern Ohio HIMSS Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, June 9, 2022.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Healthcare:  CARDI-OH Radio, Episode 24, May, 2022.

Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Digital Health Strategy, Accelerating Health Equity Conference, American Hospital Association, Cleveland, OH, May 10-12, 2022.

Senior Primary Care Patients Lack Digital Skills and Devices for Telemedicine.” Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. April 8, 2022.

Digital medicine R&D in low-resource settings. Digital Medicine Society Webinars; Dec 8, 2021.

Addressing inequities arising with rapid telehealth adoption. NODE Health Digital Medicine 5th Annual Conference. December 8, 2021.

Digital Equity and why Digital Inclusion affects Health Outcomes”. Those Who Feed Us Webinar Series. November 3, 2021.

Practical Approaches to Telehealth Equity:  Panel Discussion.  American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA November 2, 2021.

Public health perspectives on COVID-19 tech development . Hack from Home Global COVID-19 Hackathon; 2020.

Achieving Health Equity through Novel Applications of Health IT. 4th Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium, 2020.

Improving Population Health through Innovations with Open Data on Social Determinants of Health. Academy Health; 2020.

Addressing a Crucial and Hidden Social Determinant: Digital Skills and Accessibility. Social Determinants of Health Action Forum; 2019.

Digital Medicine Grand Rounds: Spotlight on VR, AI and Machine Learning in General Medicine and Primary care. Digital Medicine Conference; 2019. 

Engaging students through mapping, visualizing, storytelling and VR immersion regarding data on health, disparities and social determinants of health. Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities Summer Institute; 2019.

The healing economy panel discussion: Data capital for the public good. The Healing Economy Roundtable, Cleveland State University; 2018.

Bridging the digital divide with digital medicine – managing population health challenges. Digital Medicine Conference 2018.

Community Health Workers: Advocates for improved digital access and skills. First Annual Ohio Community Health Worker Forum; 2018.

Digital Inclusion for Health; Panelist; What every WIC program should know about promises and pitfalls of technology. Using technology to improve the WIC participant experience virtual conference; 2018.

Adding value through digital inclusion: Digital skills and connectivity. HealthINSIGHTS Summit on SDOH: 2018.

Digital inclusion and Health: Why it matters and what can be done? Net Inclusion Summit 2018.

Precision Public Health:  Leveraging Hyperlocal Health Data and Innovative Technology to Promote Health Equity. Association of Prevention Teaching and Research; 2017.

The ROI of digital inclusion for community health and health care. National Digital Inclusion Alliance Net Summit 2017.

The Unacceptables: Health Disparities and the Digital Divide. Health 2.0 Fall Conference; 2017.

Digital Medicine for Underserved Community: Digital Medicine Conference 2017.

Building digital evidence together to fast track technologies that improve patient outcomes. Connected Health Conference 2016.

Community digital inclusion partnerships with healthcare providers. Net Inclusion Conference 2016.

Bringing innovation to public health: Adding a public health perspective to a medical hackathon. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2016.

Health Data Matters: Lessons from development and implementation of a local open health data resource.  American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2016.

Overview: HIV vaccine feasibility studies. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1994;10 Suppl 2:195–6.

Behavioral studies relevant to vaccine trial preparation: an introduction. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1994;10 Suppl 2:273–6.

Interviews, Webinars, Opinion Pieces

Journal Club: Defining the Dimensions of Diversity to Promote Inclusion in the Digital Era of Healthcare. Digital Medicine Society, March 27, 2024.

Digital Literacy and Healthcare.” Presented at the Open Door Collective Learning Collaborative.  March 26, 2024.

Digital Inclusion for Community Health. A Conduent/Health Communities Institute Webinar. February 7, 2024.

A Call for Collaboration Between the Health Sector and Digital Equity Organizations.  Digitunity webinar, November 1, 2023.

Social determinants of health: the connections between education and health outcomes. Panel Discussion.  CEO Action for Racial Equity, June 14, 2023.

SDOH Spotlight:  Digital Inclusion, Community Health Workers and Health Equity.” Presented at the Epilepsy Foundation CDC Cooperative Agreement SDOH Partner Advisory Committee Meeting, May 17, 2023.

Health and Technology.  SF Tech Council Webinar, March 15, 2023.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Healthcare.  Episode 24 of CARDI-OH Radio.  June 1, 2022.

Driving inclusion in digital health measurement product development and deployment. Panel Discussion. Digital Medicine Society Launch of DATAcc Toolkit for Inclusive Deployment, May 25, 2022.

Digital Medicine Research & Development in Low-Resource Settings.  Digital Medicine Society webinar. December 8, 2021.

Those Who Feed US: Migrant Farmworkers, Health Disparities and Digital Inclusion for Better Health. Panel Discussion, November 3, 2021.

The Divide:  How broadband impacts public health.  Light Reading Podcasts. October 1, 2021.  Covered in Broadband World News.

HIMSSCast: Making Telehealth Usable for Everyone.  Healthcare IT News.  July 28, 2021.

“Digital Inclusion for Lake County”–presentation to the Wisdom Collective, February, 2021.

How digital inclusion practitioners can partner with health care systems.  Digital Charlotte interview, 2020.

How to increase the impact of social determinants in Value-Based Care. Panel Discussion. The Population Health Executive Roundtable, 2/28/2019.

Cleveland’s first medical hackathon points way to better community health — but a new business model is needed. Opinion, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2015.

Marconi Society Interview with Amy Sheon, 2021.

Digital Inclusion Week Interview with Amy Sheon. 2020.

Digital Redlining & Telehealth: Patient Orator Interview with Amy Sheon, 2019.

Wearable Computing and Sensor Technology: What’s the Fuss?  Case Western Reserve University Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Seminar. June 2014.

Reports & Blogs

A Call for Collaboration Between the Health Sector and Digital Equity Organizations.  Research Report, Digitunity.  October, 2023.

Leveraging Healthcare for Digital Inclusion. Digitunity Blog. March 7, 2022.

How Healthcare can Support Digital Health Equity. Digitunity Blog. February 28, 2022.

Assessing and addressing telehealth readiness, The Ohio Family Physician, 2021.

Consumer Technology for Health and Health Care.  Digitunity Blog.  December 8, 2021.

Solutions for Connectivity and Hardware Barriers to Telehealth Equity from TEC Members. Telehealth Equity Coalition “Stories” series. July 14, 2021.

Telehealth: Bridging the Trust Divide. Telehealth Equity Coalition “Stories” series.  April 13, 2021.

Is Telehealth Transforming Care for Everyone? Telehealth Equity Coalition “Stories” series.  February 2021.

Barriers to Telehealth Adoption. Telehealth Equity Coalition “Stories” series.  February 2021.

Digital Divide-Telehealth’s Achille’s Heel.  American Medical Association Physician Innovation Network Invited Blog. April 24, 2020.

Public Health: The Crucial Missing Ingredient in Health Tech.  Health Tech Responds to COVID-19 Blog. Catalyst @ Health 2.0., March 27, 2020.

Connecting Cuyahoga: Investment in digital inclusion. Cleveland, OH: Connected Insights, 2019.

Registry-based BMI surveillance: A guide to system preparation, design and implementation. Altarum Institute; 2011.

Scientific Publications

Digital Health Equity; Technology Development & Evaluation

Telemedicine Preparedness Among Older Adults With Chronic Illness, JMIR Formative Research, 2022.

Digital Inclusion as a Social Determinant of Health. Nat Digit Med. 2021.

Assessing and Addressing Telehealth Readiness. The Ohio Family Physician 2021.

NODE.Health Algorithm to Support Digital Mental Health Validation.  Book Chapter.  In: Convergence Mental Health: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Innovation.  Oxford University Press, 2021.

An Algorithm for Digital Medicine Testing: Digital Biomarkers. 2018.

Addressing Disparities in Diabetes Management Through Novel Approaches to Encourage Technology Adoption and Use. JMIR Diabetes. 2017

The Broken Health Information Technology Innovation Pipeline: A Perspective from the NODE Health Consortium. Digit Biomark. 2017.

HIV: Epidemiology, Vaccine and Prevention Trials

Randomized, controlled evaluation of a prototype informed consent process for HIV vaccine efficacy trials. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2003.

Are US populations appropriate for trials of human immunodeficiency virus vaccine?. Am J Epidemiol. 2001.

Randomized controlled trial of audio computer-assisted self-interviewing: utility and acceptability in longitudinal studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2000.

Preventing discrimination against volunteers in prophylactic HIV vaccine trials: lessons from a phase II trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1998.

Readiness of high-risk populations in the HIV Network for Prevention Trials to participate in HIV vaccine efficacy trials in the United States. AIDS. 1998.

The Women and Infants Transmission Study (WITS) of maternal-infant HIV transmission: study design, methods, and baseline data. J Womens Health. 1996.

Will preventive HIV vaccine efficacy trials be possible with female injection drug users? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1995.

Behavioral studies relevant to vaccine trial preparation: an introduction. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1994. 

Preparing for HIV vaccine efficacy trials: Partnerships and challenges. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1993.

Childhood obesity data and surveillance

Learning From State Surveillance Of Childhood Obesity. Health Affairs 2010.


What Critical Ethical Values Guide Strategic Planning Processes in Health Care Organizations? AMA J Ethics. 2017.

Faden Ruth et al. Prenatal HIV-antibody testing and the meaning of consent. AIDS Public Policy J. 1994.

Faden Ruth, et al.  Reproductive preferences of pregnant women under shifting probabilities of vertical HIV transmission. Womens Health Issues. 1993.

Book Chapters:

A NODE.Health Algorithm to Support Digital Mental Health Validation. In: Convergence Mental Health: A transdisciplinary approach to innovation, Edited by Eyre H, Berk M, Lavretsky H and Reynolds C. Oxford University Press; 2021.

How can health systems leverage technology to engage patients?  Edward W. Marx, Editor. In: Voices of Innovation: Fulfilling the promise of information technology in healthcare. 2019.

Contraceptive social marketing. In: Organizing for effective family planning programs. Washington DC: National Academy Press; 1987