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Tammy Toscos, Ph.D.

Tammy Toscos
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Contact

ttoscosiupui [dot] edu

Education

  • Health Services Research Fellowship, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN (2011-2013)
    Mentors: Brad Doebbeling, M.D., M.S, Mike Weiner, M.D., M.P.H., Jason Saleem, Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2011)
    Dissertation - Digital Vigilance: Pervasive Technology for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
    Advisors: Kay Connelly, Ph.D., Yvonne Rogers, Ph.D., Erik Stolterman, Ph.D.
  • M.S. Applied Computer Science, Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN (2002)
  • Dietetic Internship, James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, FL (1989)
  • B.S. Nutrition & Dietetics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1988)

Biography

Tammy Toscos, MS, PhD, is an Informatics Research Scientist at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. Tammy earned a doctorate in Informatics from Indiana University, Bloomington,  Indiana and completed a postdoctoral Health Services Research Fellowship at the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. She is a visiting Assistant Research Professor of Informatics in the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Dr. Toscos’ research interests include designing technology that helps support patient decision-making and improves communication between patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. Her work has focused on the use of mobile technology for management of chronic disease and healthy lifestyles.

Publications

  • Toscos, T., Daley, C., Heral, L., Doshi, R., Chen, Y., Eckert, G., Plant, R., Mirro, M. (in press) Impact of electronic personal health record use on engagement and intermediate health outcomes among cardiac patients: A quasi-experimental study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics
    Association: Special Issue on Patient Engagement.
  • Pierce, M., Toscos, T. (2015) Just One More Patient: Optimizing EMR Documentation in Ambulatory Care. To appear in Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2015 Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kunjan, K., Toscos, T., Turkcan, A., Doebbeling, B. A (2015) Multidimensional Data Warehouse for Community Health Centers. To appear in Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2015 Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
  • Daley, C., Allmandinger, T., Heral, L., Toscos, T., Plant, R., Mirro, M.
    (2015) Engagement of ICD Patients: Direct Electronic Messaging of Remote Monitoring Data via a Personal Health Record. EP Lab Digest 15(5), HMP Communications LLC.
    http://www.eplabdigest.com/articles/Engagement-ICD-Patients-Direct-Electronic-Messaging-Remote-Monitoring-Data-Personal-Health
  • Turkcan, A., Toscos, T. and Doebbeling, B.N. (2014) Patient-Centered Appointment Scheduling Using Agent-Based Simulation. In Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2014 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC.
  • Toscos, T., Connelly, K, and Rogers, Y. (2013) Designing for Positive Health
    Affect: Decoupling Negative Emotion and Health Monitoring Technologies In Proceedings of International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), Venice, Italy, 153-160.
  • Toscos, T., Connelly, K, and Rogers, Y. (2012) Best Intentions: Health Monitoring Technology and Children. In Proceedings of the 30th annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin Texas, New York, NY, Association for Computing Machinery, 1431-1440.
  • Johnson, S. F. and Toscos, T. (2012) Before You Write: Six Keys to Success – A Pilot Online Information Literacy Course for Graduate Nursing Students.
    Indiana Libraries, 30(2): 11-15.
  • Toscos, T., Ponder, S.W., Anderson, B.J., Davidson, M.B., Lee, M.L., Montemayor-Gonzalez, E., Reyes, P., Link, E., and McMahon, K. (2012) Integrating an Automated Diabetes Management System into the family management of Children with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 35(3): 498-502.
  • Toscos, T. (2011). Digital Vigilance: Pervasive Technology for Children with Type 1 Diabetes. (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. (3488119)
  • Toscos, T., Consolvo, S., McDonald, D.W. (2011) Barriers to Physical
    Activity: A Study of Self-revelation in an Online Community. Journal of Medical Systems, 35(5): 1225-1242.
  • Meyer, L., Sternberger, C., Toscos, T. (2011) Successful Implementation of an EHR into Undergraduate Education. American Nurse Today. 6(5): 40-44.
  • Toscos, T., Connelly, K., Rogers, Y. (2011) “What’s your number?” A survey of how parents and teens cope with diabetes in the context of technology support. In Proceedings of Pervasive Healthcare 2011, 210-213.
  • Toscos, T., Consolvo, S., McDonald, D.W. (2010) “…is it normal to be this sore?”: Using an Online Forum to Investigate Barriers to Physical Activity. In Proceedings of International Health Informatics Symposium 2010, 346-355.
  • Toscos, T. (2010) Using Data to Promote Healthy Behavior in Children. In Proceedings of Interaction Design & Children 2010, 308-312.
  • Toscos, T., Connelly, K. (2010) Chapter 10. Using Behavior Change Theory to Understand and Guide Technological Interventions. In B. Hayes and W. Aspray
    (Eds.) Health Informatics: A Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes, MIT Press
  • Consolvo, S., McDonald, D.W., Toscos, T., Chen, M.Y., Froehlich, J., Harrison, B., Klasnja, P., LaMarca, A., LeGrand, L., Libby, R., Smith, I., Landay, J.A. (2008) Activity Sensing in the Wild: A Field Trial of UbiFit Garden. In Proceedings of the 26th annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, Association for Computing Machinery, 1797-1806.
  • Toscos, T.; Faber, A., Connelly, K., Mutsuddi-Upoma, A. (2008) Encouraging Physical Activity in Teens: Can technology help reduce barriers to physical activity in adolescent girls? In Proceedings of Pervasive Health 2008, 218 – 221. [Nominated for best paper]
  • Rogers, Y., Connelly, K., Tedesco, L., Hazlewood, W., Kurtz, A., Hall, R.E., Hursey, J., Toscos, T. (2007) Why It’s Worth the Hassle: The Value of In-Situ Studies When Designing Ubicomp. In Proceedings of UbiComp 2007, LNCS 4717, pp. 336–353, 2007. [Nominated for best paper]
  • Toscos, T., Faber, A., An, S., Gandhi, M. (2006). Chick Clique: Persuasive Technology to Motivate Teenage Girls to Exercise. In Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, Association for Computing Machinery, 218 – 221.
  • Connelly, K., Faber, A., Rogers, Y., Siek, K., Toscos, T. (2006) Mobile Applications that Empower People to Monitor their Personal Health. Springer e & i: Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik Vol. 123, No. 4, 124 – 128.

Presentations

  • Sami, A., Chen, E., Daley, C., Doshi, R., Heral, L., Toscos, T., Slotwiner, D., Plant, R., Mirro, M. (November 2014) Innovation in Cardiac Care: Direct Transmission of Remote Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Data to Patients through Their Electronic Personal Health Records. American Heart Association Conference, Chicago, IL (Poster presentation)
  • Wright, M., Toscos, T., Turkcan, A., Doebbeling, B. (November 2014) Analysis of Patient Portal Use in Underserved Populations and Settings, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, Washington, DC (Poster
    presentation)
  • Strasen, T., Johnson, S., Toscos,T. (November 2013) Engaging Patients in Underserved Populations with Health Information Technology, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, Washington, DC (Podium
    presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Turkcan, A., Dogar, E. Doebbeling, B. (June 2013) Redesigning Healthcare Systems for Improved Access to Care for Underserved Patients, The 19th Annual National Research Services Award (NRSA) Conference, Baltimore, MY (Poster presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Vottero, B. (February 2013) Incorporating the proposed new QSEN competencies into a graduate informatics course: A collaborative experience.
    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Education Conference, Buena Vista, FL (Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Doebbeling, B., DeChant, P. (November 2012) Promoting access to care, patient–provider communication, and adherence in underserved populations Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), co-located with the he American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL (Poster presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Doebbeling, B. (June 2012) Using mobile technology to promote access, effective patient–provider communication, and adherence in underserved populations, The 18th Annual National Research Services Award
    (NRSA) Conference, Orlando, FL (Poster presentation)
  • Poling, D., Toscos, T. (June 2012) Strategies for Integrating QSEN Informatics Competencies throughout the Graduate Nursing Curriculum, Innovation to Transformation: 2012 Quality & Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) National Forum, Tucson, AZ (Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Connelly, K, and Rogers, Y. (May 2012) Best Intentions: Health Monitoring Technology and Children. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin Texas (Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Sternberger, C., Meyer, L. Electronic Health Records: Bridging the Gap in Nursing Education Invited speaker at the ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, Scottsdale, AZ April 2012
  • Johnson, S. & Toscos, T. (September 2011). Faculty and librarian collaboration in online instruction: Harnessing the Learning Management System. International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA (Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Connelly, K., Rogers, Y. (May 2011) “What’s your number?” A survey of how parents and teens cope with diabetes in the context of technology support. Pervasive Healthcare, Dublin, Ireland (Poster
    presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Consolvo, S., McDonald, D.W. (November 2010) “…is it normal to be this sore?”: Using an Online Forum to Investigate Barriers to Physical Activity. International Health Informatics Symposium, Arlington, VA (Podium presentation)
  • Kaskel, B., Meyer, L., Sternberger, C., & Toscos, T. (October 2010).
    Innovative Strategies for Nursing Education with the Electronic Health Record. Cerner Healthcare Conference, Kansas City, MO (Podium presentation)
  • Warren, J., Hanburg, A., Sternberger, C., Toscos, T. (September 2010).
    Academic Education Solution Consortium: A Partnership of Schools of Nursing.
    National League of Nursing Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV. (Podium
    presentation)
  • Toscos, T (June 2010)Using Data to Promote Healthy Behavior in Children.
    Interaction Design & Children 2010, Barcelona, Spain (Doctoral Consortium, Poster presentation & Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T (March 2010) Innovations in Mobile Learning Invited speaker for Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching workshop, Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Meyer, L., Sternberger, C., & Toscos, T. (October 2009). EHRNE:
    Electronic Health Record for Nursing Education. Cerner Healthcare Conference, Kansas City, MO (Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Faber, A., An, S., Gandhi, M. (April 2006). Chick Clique:
    Persuasive Technology to Motivate Teenage Girls to Exercise. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Canada (Student Design
    Competition: Poster presentation & Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T., Faber, A., An, S., Gandhi, M. (February 2006). Using Mobile Technology to Motivate Teenage Girls to Walk for Exercise. Indiana Women in Computing Regional Conference, Turkey Run, IN (Poster presentation)
  • Toscos, T. (2006) Impact of collaboration & communication on learning in CS1.
    ACM SIGCSE 2006, Houston, TX. (Doctoral Consortium, Poster presentation & Podium presentation)
  • Toscos, T (August 2005) Creating a Community Online Invited speaker at the
    2005 Fall CELT Conference “The Classroom as a Community”, Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN. (Podium presentation)
  • Amy Irwin and Armstrong (Toscos), T. (1992) Effect of an individualized exercise prescription as a supplement to group weight loss programs. The American Dietetics Association Annual Meeting (Poster presentation)