About the Event
The University of Texas at Austin Humanities Institute is hosting a series of monthly Health and Humanities Research Seminars in partnership with Dell Medical School. This installment features Kirsten Ostherr, Ph.D. Ostherr is the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English and director of the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, as well as adjunct professor at the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.
Seating for each Health and Humanities Research Seminar is limited and available by advance reservation. To request a seat, please RSVP.
About the Speaker
Kirsten Ostherr is a media scholar, health researcher and technology analyst. Her research on trust and privacy in digital health ecosystems has been featured in Slate, The Washington Post, Big Data and Society and Catalyst. She has spoken to audiences at the White House, the World Health Organization, the National Library of Medicine, TEDx, the mHealth Summit, Medicine X, the Louisville Innovation Summit, the Bauhaus and universities and conferences worldwide.
Ostherr is the author of “Medical Visions: Producing the Patient Through Film, Television and Imaging Technologies” and “Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health.” She is currently writing a book called “Quantified Health: Learning From Patient Stories in the Age of Big Data.” She is also the co-creator of Medicine in the Digital Age on edX, an open, online course that has reached tens of thousands of global learners.