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]