Presentations and Publications on Digital Literacy, Health Equity and Innovation
Publications

Presentations and Publications on Digital Literacy, Health Equity and Innovation

Amy’s publications on digital literacy, health equity and public health innovation have appeared in numerous scientific journals and textbooks.  She has been a popular speaker at meetings across the country, reaching both specialized and more general audiences. Organizations such as the American Medical Association’s Physician Innovation Network have published invited blogs, and she has appeared on numerous webinars and podcasts.

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.

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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.

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.

Digital Health Equity; Technology Development & Evaluation

Sieck C, Sheon A, et al. Digital Inclusion as a Social Determinant of Health. Nat Digit Med. 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.

Bioethics:

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

Slide 7

"Amy is a committed community partner..."

"Since 2016, Amy has inspired and trained Community Health Workers to be digital justice warriors who advocate for and help vulnerable populations to use the internet to improve their health and their lives. With the COVID-19 pandemic making digital skills essential, the model that she developed with our TRI-C students could be adopted to ensure that vulnerable populations can keep themselves and their families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amy is a committed community partner and social justice champion."

"Since 2016, Amy has inspired and trained Community Health Workers to be digital justice warriors who advocate for and help vulnerable populations to use the internet to improve their health and their lives. With the COVID-19 pandemic making digital skills essential, the model that she developed with our TRI-C students could be adopted to ensure that vulnerable populations can keep themselves and their families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amy is a committed community partner and social justice champion."

"Since 2016, Amy has inspired and trained Community Health Workers to be digital justice warriors who advocate for and help vulnerable populations to use the internet to improve their health and their lives. With the COVID-19 pandemic making digital skills essential, the model that she developed with our TRI-C students could be adopted to ensure that vulnerable populations can keep themselves and their families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amy is a committed community partner and social justice champion."

Slide 2

"The educational material was eye opening."

"Thank you for the training presentation. I greatly appreciated your help and the insight from Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center. This added a level of organization to my role as Digital Health Navigator, which will hopefully lead to a more effective engagement with the senior citizens.

Moreover, the educational material from last week was eye opening. Specifically, the connectivity disparities directly caused by decades of discrimination is infuriating. I attended a health equity talk on MLK day by Dr. Agnes Binagwaho. After speaking with her, she indicated to me that one of the best ways to battle health disparities is by giving agency to the community. In the era of Covid-19, virtual access is fundamental for all forms of equity. It is an honor to be working to mitigate the effects of digital health disparities in Cleveland."

"Thank you for the training presentation. I greatly appreciated your help and the insight from Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center. This added a level of organization to my role as Digital Health Navigator, which will hopefully lead to a more effective engagement with the senior citizens.

Moreover, the educational material from last week was eye opening. Specifically, the connectivity disparities directly caused by decades of discrimination is infuriating. I attended a health equity talk on MLK day by Dr. Agnes Binagwaho. After speaking with her, she indicated to me that one of the best ways to battle health disparities is by giving agency to the community. In the era of Covid-19, virtual access is fundamental for all forms of equity. It is an honor to be working to mitigate the effects of digital health disparities in Cleveland."

"Thank you for the training presentation. I greatly appreciated your help and the insight from Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center. This added a level of organization to my role as Digital Health Navigator, which will hopefully lead to a more effective engagement with the senior citizens.

Moreover, the educational material from last week was eye opening. Specifically, the connectivity disparities directly caused by decades of discrimination is infuriating. I attended a health equity talk on MLK day by Dr. Agnes Binagwaho. After speaking with her, she indicated to me that one of the best ways to battle health disparities is by giving agency to the community. In the era of Covid-19, virtual access is fundamental for all forms of equity. It is an honor to be working to mitigate the effects of digital health disparities in Cleveland."

Slide 3

"Amy is a wonderful thought partner..."

"As an early adopter in the use of data visualization and storytelling, Amy brings passion, perseverance and innovative thinking regarding the social determinants of health to help motivate community-level change. Her clarity and focus on problems with digital access from long prior to the pandemic has helped me and countless others to understand the digital divide as a matter of health equity. Amy is a wonderful thought partner so it’s exciting to see her expanding her work from Northeast Ohio to the whole nation. "

"As an early adopter in the use of data visualization and storytelling, Amy brings passion, perseverance and innovative thinking regarding the social determinants of health to help motivate community-level change. Her clarity and focus on problems with digital access from long prior to the pandemic has helped me and countless others to understand the digital divide as a matter of health equity. Amy is a wonderful thought partner so it’s exciting to see her expanding her work from Northeast Ohio to the whole nation. "

"As an early adopter in the use of data visualization and storytelling, Amy brings passion, perseverance and innovative thinking regarding the social determinants of health to help motivate community-level change. Her clarity and focus on problems with digital access from long prior to the pandemic has helped me and countless others to understand the digital divide as a matter of health equity. Amy is a wonderful thought partner so it’s exciting to see her expanding her work from Northeast Ohio to the whole nation. "

Slide 4

"Dr. Sheon is my go-to source..."

"Dr. Sheon is my go-to source for cutting edge public health innovation and insight. Her work evidences a clear understanding of how to shape health policy by blending community preferences with scientific perspectives on community health improvement."

"Dr. Sheon is my go-to source for cutting edge public health innovation and insight. Her work evidences a clear understanding of how to shape health policy by blending community preferences with scientific perspectives on community health improvement."

"Dr. Sheon is my go-to source for cutting edge public health innovation and insight. Her work evidences a clear understanding of how to shape health policy by blending community preferences with scientific perspectives on community health improvement."

Slide 5

"Amy truly cares about making the world a better place."

"Over the years, I have worked with Amy Sheon on numerous innovative initiatives such as the Cleveland Medical Hackathon, Infant Mortality, Social Determinants of Health and more and each time the results are outstanding and impactful. Truly the community benefits when Amy is engaged. Recently, Amy provided in-depth research and analysis for The Wisdom Collaborative in Lake County identifying areas of focus required to address Digital Inclusion. Amy truly cares about making the world a better place."

"Over the years, I have worked with Amy Sheon on numerous innovative initiatives such as the Cleveland Medical Hackathon, Infant Mortality, Social Determinants of Health and more and each time the results are outstanding and impactful. Truly the community benefits when Amy is engaged. Recently, Amy provided in-depth research and analysis for The Wisdom Collaborative in Lake County identifying areas of focus required to address Digital Inclusion. Amy truly cares about making the world a better place."

"Over the years, I have worked with Amy Sheon on numerous innovative initiatives such as the Cleveland Medical Hackathon, Infant Mortality, Social Determinants of Health and more and each time the results are outstanding and impactful. Truly the community benefits when Amy is engaged. Recently, Amy provided in-depth research and analysis for The Wisdom Collaborative in Lake County identifying areas of focus required to address Digital Inclusion. Amy truly cares about making the world a better place."

Slide 6

"I am using some of your research to convince the President..."

"Yesterday I was part of a meeting to brainstorm with Ursuline College's president about goals for the next three years. I brought up broadband in particular and internet access since at least 10-15% of our students still lack the resources for effective distant learning. I thought you might like to know that I am using some of your research to attempt to convince the President and the Board of Trustees to add more resources to solving the problem. Most of our students come from Northeast Ohio, so these articles are directly relevant."

"Yesterday I was part of a meeting to brainstorm with Ursuline College's president about goals for the next three years. I brought up broadband in particular and internet access since at least 10-15% of our students still lack the resources for effective distant learning. I thought you might like to know that I am using some of your research to attempt to convince the President and the Board of Trustees to add more resources to solving the problem. Most of our students come from Northeast Ohio, so these articles are directly relevant."

"Yesterday I was part of a meeting to brainstorm with Ursuline College's president about goals for the next three years. I brought up broadband in particular and internet access since at least 10-15% of our students still lack the resources for effective distant learning. I thought you might like to know that I am using some of your research to attempt to convince the President and the Board of Trustees to add more resources to solving the problem. Most of our students come from Northeast Ohio, so these articles are directly relevant."

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