A Prescription for Better Research in 2023: How to Make In-Person Healthcare Research Safe and Effective

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
Still concerned about conducting in-person healthcare research? When it comes to in-person healthcare research, many are still unsure if face-to-face research can be safely conducted. Not only have safety precautions been implemented, they have been tested and proven effective.  In this webinar we’ll discuss what we’ve learned, new processes and technologies to ensure safety and efficacy, and where we’re headed. Representatives from L&E Research, Emergo by UL, and the American Institutes for Research will discuss challenges the healthcare research industry faced when struck with a global pandemic. Our panel of experts includes: Stephanie Larsen, board-certified human factors professional, providing services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, and therapeutic device industries; Amy Lin, Research Associate serving as the Cognitive Testing Lead to translate clinical effectiveness research into summarized abstracts to improve final written products; and L&E Research’s April Leonard, who brings over 12 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse, and nearly 10 years in Qualitative Healthcare recruitment; discussion to be led by L&E Research’s Senior Client Solutions Manager, Kelli Hammock. During this webinar, we will discuss:
  • What healthcare researchers did to pivot their process and adapt to the changing research landscape
  • What companies do to ensure in-person healthcare research is conducted safely when remote methodologies are incompatible with the research objective
  • Technologies and platforms that prove most beneficial to remote healthcare research when usability testing is necessary
  • Remote methodologies most useful in accomplishing research goals

Stephanie Larsen

Stephanie Larsen is a Managing Human Factors Specialist with Emergo by UL’s Human Factors Research & Design team. She has 10 years of experience delivering human factors services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, and therapeutic device industries. A board-certified human factors professional, Stephanie leads and oversees a variety of human factors research activities with the goal of helping companies develop medical technology that is safer and easier for people to use. Additionally, Stephanie is the co-author of the book entitled Writing Human Factors Plans & Reports for Medical Technology Development. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Mathematics from Binghamton University and an M.S. in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics from Virginia Tech. Read more

Amy Lin

Amy Lin is a Research Associate in the Health Services program at the American Institutes for Research. Her primary responsibility is serving as the Cognitive Testing Lead for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Translation Center (PCOR-TC). PCOR-TC works to translate clinical effectiveness research funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute into summarized abstracts easily understood by patients, caregivers, clinicians and other stakeholders. Amy manages a team that recruits stakeholder reviewers, tests translated clinical research products, and synthesizes feedback to improve final written products so stakeholders can make informed healthcare decisions. Read more

April Leonard

April Leonard has eight years experience supporting qualitative medical market research at L&E Research. Prior to joining L&E, April practiced as a Registered Nurse for 12 years in a variety of inpatient bedside care specialties. April’s clinical experience coupled with her market research industry knowledge have led her to be a valued and sought out consultative resource for clients conducting qualitative market research within the healthcare space. April oversees L&E Research’s Medical Operations Team which provides feasibility and methodology consultative services, along with project management throughout recruitment and project execution. Outside of work, April enjoys running, all things Disney and her Texas roots show every football season in her love for the Dallas Cowboys!Read more

Kelli Hammock

Kelli Hammock has almost 20 years of experience on the supplier side of qualitative market research, including recruitment, project and database management, and survey programming. Since joining L&E Research, she’s leveraged that experience to assist the team with screener development, research design, scoping out proposals, and providing consultation to assure projects with unique or complex methodologies are set up for success. When not providing research solutions to L&E Research’s clients, Kelli enjoys playing overly intricate and complicated board games, working jigsaw puzzles, and spoiling two ridiculously adorable dogs!Read more

Event Details

Guest Speakers: 
  • Stephanie Larsen, Managing Human Factors Specialist, Emergo by UL
  • Amy Lin, Research Associate, American Institutes for Research
  • April Leonard, Director of Medical Operations, L&E Research
  • Kelli Hammock, Senior Client Solutions Manager, L&E Research

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