Neil Russell

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Neil Russell, MS HCI

Neil is a first year MS HCI Student, in the School of Interactive Computing. He holds a BA in Anthropology and Women's Studies from the University of Iowa [1]. He doesn't typically write in the third person but given the circumstances he decided to take advantage of it. You can reach him at neil.russell(@)

I am interested in the ways technology has (or has not) been deployed in health care and the ways that health technology has been influenced by the historically male dominated CS and Engineering fields. In what ways has CS missed out on the (traditionally female) caregiver's particularities, needs, and interactions with computer technology or other systems?

For the last year and a half I have worked as a nursing assistant on a medical/surgical floor, where I learned to work as a team with various staff. I participated in basic patient care and daily living tasks. My experience there has inspired me to help develop innovative technologies and interfaces to improve nursing care and patient outcomes.

Neil's web page:

See: Talk:Neil_Russell "Discussion" for posts and blogs.