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Holly Witteman

Universite Laval
Department of Family and Emergency Medicine
Holly Witteman is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, director of a research unit and a scientist at the Research Centre of the CHU de Québec. With an interdisciplinary background in mathematics, human factors engineering, human-computer interaction and decision sciences, her research is about the design and evaluation of digital media for health education, communication and decision making. She specializes in interface design for health risk communication and decision making, including design methods to support optimal user- and patientcenteredness in tools intended for patient use. Her research to date has been funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (United States), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Chronic Disease Network grant. Along with Dr. Michael Hendricks and others in the Association of Canadian Early Career Health Researchers, she is actively involved in identifying strategies for a long-term vision of sustainable, equitable health research funding in Canada.