McLean’s Kristin Javaras on the Ethics and Privacy of Research With Wearable Cameras (TIPS 2017)

Large-scale adoption of effective digital health technologies will depend on coming up with appropriate social and technical infrastructure. At the core of this infrastructure is the need to balance privacy and security with transparency, openness, sharing, and the rights of individuals to own and make decisions about their own health and health data. In this session, leaders in privacy, access, and ethics discuss the biggest challenges and potential ways forward in building a future where effective technologies work for society and individuals.

This talk was part of the 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School. Part of panel on Ethics & Privacy in the Era of Big Data.

Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and statistician whose research and clinical practice focus on eating disorders and overeating, as well as other commonly co-occurring problems including anxiety and depression. Her research combines psychology, neuroscience, and epidemiology to better understand the development and maintenance of eating- and weight-related disorders and overeating, with the ultimate goal of developing more effective interventions.

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