About Dr. April Moreno
Health informatics researcher in technology usability for underrepresented audiences. Based in Southern California. PhD in Health Promotion Sciences/Information Systems and Technology. MPA in Public Administration (Public Sector Leadership and Management). BA and MA in Cultural Anthropology.
Qualitative research to promote cultures of health in diverse communities. Strategic planning implementation, user centered research, and autoimmune health advocacy.
Supporting a culture of equitable health and diversity awareness through healthcare research, strategy, and education.
Case Studies, Projects, and Presentations Conducted by Dr. April Moreno
Usability Research and Design:
GIS Web Application
UX Case Study and Assessment
Understanding Minority Multiple Sclerosis Patient Preferences for Research Participation
ACTRIMS 2018 Poster Presentation
As a member of the Minority Research Network for Multiple Sclerosis, I conducted a study on the various levels of online research network participation and minority perspectives on participation. The objectives were to understand diverse patient views of research studies, what encourages/discourages them from participation, and and identifying key factors to encourage participation. The poster was presented at the 2018 Americas Conference for Research and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and I was awarded a Student Grant for participation.
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Usability Needs Assessment: Alliance for Research in Hispanic Multiple Sclerosis Website
As part of my dissertation I also designed a Public Health Interoperability Matrix to assess 6 levels of interoperability maturity and what this would look like for public health agencies.
Design of a Public Health Interoperability Matrix
As part of my dissertation I conducted semi-structured interviews to design a Public Health Interoperability Matrix, identifying 6 levels of interoperability maturity and what this would look like for public health agencies seeking to improve interoperability across health systems.
EHR Data Quality Assessment
For my dissertation research, I conducted a qualitative assessment of EHR data quality across three sectors in Southern California: Health insurer, public health, and clinical sectors.
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Strategic Planning and Implementation Tracking: LA County Public Health
As part of LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, this was an ongoing project of strategic planning and implementation tracking across the department.
Optometry Service Learning and Care Coordination
Western University and YWCA San Gabriel Valley
As a consultant of the YWCA San Gabriel Valley, I conducted this assessment for Western University and the United Way to identify patient demographics, health needs, and conduct patient care coordination.