Articles by Valerie Monaco

Valerie Monaco is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Indiana University and a Masters in Human- Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Monaco's research interests are in the area of user-centered design and consumer health informatics. She is currently the principal investigator of a grant to evaluate the effectiveness of an online Synthetic Interview about clinical trials. Dr. Monaco is also the principal investigator on a project to implement and evaluate a system designed to enhance online health search results for low-literacy individuals.

Usability Evaluation of the Spatial OLAP Visualization and Analysis Tool (SOVAT)

Abstract Increasingly sophisticated technologies, such as On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), are being leveraged for conducting community health assessments (CHA). Little is known about the usability of OLAP and GIS interfaces with respect to CHA. We conducted an iterative usability evaluation of the Spatial OLAP Visualization and Analysis Tool (SOVAT), a […] [Read More]