Stevie Carnell, PhD


GetPrepd Development and Usability Testing

GetPrepd is a web application to help patients with serious mental illnesses be more active in their treatment. GetPrepd features a number of virtual providers, or computer characters who serve as sources of health information. These virtual providers can chat with patients to identify what is or is not working well with a patients’ medication or what questions a patient may have about their medication.

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Message Production and Selection Interfaces for Virtual Humans

The goal of my work on virtual humans and message production was to investigate whether virtual human interviews can elicit changes in a communication skills learners’ message production. To evaluate message production and selection interfaces in virtual human interviews, I worked with instructors of healthcare courses to integrate virtual patient interviews into their classrooms.

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