Publications

My research interests broadly lie in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Gamification, Chronic Health Conditions, and Health Information Technology (HIT). For my dissertation, I am specifically looking at brain fitness games as an approach to cognitive performance enhancement in healthy older adults. 


[Thesis]

  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2017_exp). Computerized and Non-Computerized Approaches to Brain Games for Maintaining and Enhancing Mental Acuity in Healthy Older Adults: An Investigation of Performance Enhancement. (Doctoral Dissertation Thesis, UMBC).
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2015). Exploring best practices and design experiences in Health Information Technology (HIT) systems (Masters Thesis, UMBC).
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2013). Usability Testing and Heuristics Evaluation of Medical Injectable Drugs: From User Mapping Journey to Medical Device Launching. (Capstone Thesis, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine_Masters Thesis).
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2012). Evaluation of CDC’s BioSense Surveillance Sytems in Local Health Departments. (Certificate Capstone Thesis, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health).
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2011). The Current Situation of Medical Informatics in Ghana (Valley View University_Final thesis).

[Conference Proceedings]

  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2016). Validating and Evaluating a Conceptual Model for Clinicians’ Frustration Experience with HIT User Interfaces. In HCII Proceedings(Vol. 2016, p. 1008). American Medical Informatics Association.
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2016). Needles in Haystacks: Finding Related Work in Academic Research . In Proceedings CRA-W Grad Cohort 2016
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A., Donkor, E., Mburu S., Pavel M. (2016). Technology Education for Youth in Prison. In: FLEEI Conference Proceedings.
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A., and Norcio, A.F (2015). Best Practices and Design Experience in Health Information Technology (HIT) Systems: A Primer. In: American Medical Informatics Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A. (2015). User Frustration in HIT Interfaces: Exploring Past HCI research For a Better Understanding of Clinician Experiences. In: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings(Vol. 2015, p. 1008). American Medical Informatics Association.

[Presentations]


[Doctoral Consortia]

  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A.(October 2016) “Approaches to Brain Games for Maintaining and Enhancing Mental Acuity in Healthy Older Adults: Investigation of performance Enhancement.” ICHI 2016 Chicago IL
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A.(September 2016) “Effect Of Platform Type On Player Gaming Experience: An Investigation Of Brain Games For Cognitive Performance Enhancement In Healthy Older Adults.” CHI PLAY 2016, Austin TX
  • Opoku-Boateng, G. A.(November 2016) “mHealth Applications For Patient Post-surgical Recovery Self-Management: The Case With Total Knee Replacement.” AfriCHI 2016, Nairobi Kenya

[Invited Talks]

  • Technology and Ministry, NAGSDA CYP 2015, Chicago IL
  • LeanIn Summer Intern Kickoff session, NY 2016

[Media/News Mentions]