Advancements in data collection and pressure for data-driven accountability has created vast amounts of health data in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Visualizing global health data can be a powerful advocacy strategy, but also can be weaponized to reinforce epistemic injustice and exacerbate systemic harms. This talk will review my experiences leading research and workshops on global health data visualization preferences and sensemaking for decision-makers in LMICs.
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Tricia is a PhD student in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at University of Washington. Prior to joining HCDE, Tricia worked in global health for over ten years after receiving her Master of Science in Public Health in International Health/Health Systems from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). She is interested in applications of human centered design in global health including ethical data visualization and storytelling for decision-making in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). She has pioneered research in global health data data visualization preferences and sensemaking among LMIC decision-makers and usability studies. She has trained over 1000 individuals on visualizing global health data based on contextual needs. She has faculty affiliation with JHSPH and is a consultant for Gates Ventures’ Exemplars in Global Health.