Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., came to the iSchool in 2012, bringing an extensive background in research related to health care and health informatics, particularly focused on aging services technology and clinical analytics. Her interests center on optimizing health outcomes and the doctor-patient relationship by improving the user experience of health technology. Since 2004 she has operated Meehan Group, LLC, providing consultation services in health informatics research, user experience and educational material with a focus on health care, long-term care and technology. Her previous experience also includes senior research roles with Intuit, Inc., in Highland Hills, Ohio, as well as Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Department of Sociology. She also has served as senior research scientist at Myers Research Institute of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in Beachwood, Ohio, and senior research associate at Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society (I.D.E.A.S., Inc.), in Kirtland, Ohio. Meehan holds a B.S. in biology from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind.; a master’s in sociology from CWRU; and a Ph.D. in sociology, also from CWRU, with concentrations in medical sociology and gerontology.
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; , M.A., Case Western Reserve University; , B.S., St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind.
Health Informatics, Medical Sociology, Gerontology, Experience Design Research
Eva Kahana, Kurt Stange, Rebecca Meehan & Lauren Raff (1997) Forced Disruption in Continuity of Primary Care: The Patients' Perspective, Sociological Focus, 30:2, 177-187, DOI: 10.1080/00380237.1997.10570690
Meehan, R. A., & Brush, J. A. (2001). An overview of AIDS dementia complex. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias®, 16(4), 225–229. https://doi.org/10.1177/153331750101600411
Marsden, J. P., Meehan, R. A., & Calkins, M. P. (2001). Therapeutic kitchens for residents with dementia. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias®, 16(5), 303–311. https://doi.org/10.1177/153331750101600509
Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), North East Ohio Usability Professionals Association (NEOUPA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Northern Ohio Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (NOHIMSS)