About CHIRr

Consumer Health Informatics Research resource (CHIRr) was authored and edited by:

Brian K. Hensel, Ph.D., MSPH, is an Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration at the University of South Dakota. Dr, Hensel's research interests include the intersection of health communication and health informatics. He completed a 3-year National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Informatics, and was a 2009 Congressional Fellow for US Senator Jay Rockefeller, during development of the subsequently passed national health reform bill. Prior to pursuing doctoral training, Dr. Hensel was a health care executive with responsibility for a range of services for older adults including long-term care, home health, and hospice, within vertically-integrated health systems.

Glenn Leshner Ph.D.,is the O.O. McIntyre Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri and co-director of the Psychological Research on Information and Media Effects (PRIME) Lab -- http://primelab.missouri.edu. Dr. Leshner's research interests focus on social and psychological processing of news media, health and political communication. His teaching interests include media processes and effects, mass communication theory and quantitative research methods. Dr. Leshner earned his Ph.D. in communication from Stanford University in 1994.

Robert A. Logan Ph.D.,is on the senior staff of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and is a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Logan has published more than 50 refereed scholarly articles, two books, and 12 book chapters. He is a member of several editorial boards including: the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Science Communication, and Mass Communication and Society. His research areas include: consumer health informatics evaluation, public understanding of science and medicine, theory and applications of Q methodology, and journalism ethics.