CSE590F: Computing and the Developing World Seminar

The topic for this quarter will be computing and global health. We will read papers from the health literature that assess various technologies or provide background in global health.

The seminar meets Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 in CSE 203.


  1. Howitt, P., et al., Technologies for global health, Lancet 2012; 380:507-535
  2. Kumar, V., Kumar, A., Darmstadt, G. 2010. Behavior change for newborn survival in resource-poor community settings: bridging the gap between evidence and impact. Seminars in Perinatology, 34, 6, (Dec 2010) 446-461.
  3. Kapadia-Kundu et al., Understanding Health Infromation Needs and Gaps in the Health Care System in Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 17:30-45, 2012
  4. Matheson et al., Implementation and expansion of an electronic medical record for HIV care and treatment in Haiti. Medical Infromatics 81 pp 244-256, 2012.
  5. Cheng, K. G., et al., Barriers to acceptance of personal digital assistants from HIV/AIDS data collection in Angola, Medical Informatics, 80 (2011) 579-585.
  6. Lester, R. T., et al., Effects of a mobile phone short message service on ART adherence in Kenya (WelTel Kenya1): a randomized trial. Lancet 2010; 376: 1838-45.
  7. Vervloet, M., SMS reminders improve adherence to oral medication in type 2 diabetes patients who are real time electronically monitored. Medical Infromatics 81 pp 594-604, 2012.
  8. Counihan et al., Community Health Workers Use Malaria RDTs Safely and Accurately, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 87(1), 2012, pp. 57-63.
  9. Harvey, S. A., et al., Improving community health workers use of malaria RDTs in Zambia. Malaria Journal, 2008, 7:160.


DatePaperDiscussion Leader
Sept 25Organizational MeetingRichard Anderson
Oct 2Howitt Survey, Part 1Rohit Chaudhri
Oct 9Howitt Survey, Part 2Ted McCarthy
Oct 16Malaria RDTs: Counihan, HarveyNicki Dell
Oct 23Behavior Change for Newborn SurvivalCarolyn Higgins
Oct 30Notifications for ART AdherenceTrevor Perrier
Nov 6Diabetes RemindersMarisol Silva
Nov 13Barriers to the acceptance of PDAs and Participant and Interviewer Attitudes toward PDAsBrian Walker
Nov 20Using Web Search to Monitor Dengue TrendsFahad Pervaiz
Nov 27Understanding Health Information NeedsElly Krumwiede
Dev 4EMR for HIV care in HaitiLauren Milne