Judith Gregory

Judith is Co-Director of the Values in Design Laboratory and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics & Computer Science, UC-Irvine. She is also Honorary Professor at Aalborg University, Human-Centered Informatics and e-Learning Lab in the Department of Humanities. Prior to joining UCI, Judith Gregory was faculty Co-Director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Design Program at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago. Previously, Judith was a faculty member in the Institute of Informatics and International Health Information Systems Programme, University of Oslo, and Honorary Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Judith holds a PhD in Communication from the University of California at San Diego where she was researcher in the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition (LCHC). Judith has long commitments to participatory design, health informatics, translational science and STS, design and emotion, social inclusion and social sustainability, and comples adaptive systems, with new projects ‘design by youth’ and ‘design for negotiation of disparate logics.’

Judith currently serves on the Technical Expert Panel of the US federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the project ‘Understanding Development Methods from Other Industries to Improve the Design of Consumer Health IT.’ She continues wellness experience research in collaboration with Veterans Administration hospitals on ‘Medical Home’ concepts with special focus on women veterans. Judith served as Conference Chair for the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion, Oct 4-7, 2010: http://www.id.iit.edu/de2010/. Judith’s book chapter ‘A complex model for international and inter-cultural collaboration in health information systems’ appears in Design Integrations (editors, Poggenpohl & Sato, 2010). Judith has a book chapter with Faraja Teddy Igira in ‘Cultural Historical Activity Theory’ appears in Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems (eds., Divedi et al., 2009).  She has more than 17 years of health informatics experience, contributing to the design of HIS & technology design including acting as Co-PI in the electronic health record prototyping project of Kaiser Permanente.