About the Health Innovation Lab

Founded in 2014 by Dr. Rich Holden, the Health Innovation Lab performs research at the intersection of people, technology, and health.

Our mission is to design and evaluate innovative ways to improve health and healthcare.

Lab members take a scientific, evidence-based approach to design and evaluation of health innovations














We apply evidence-based theories and methods from engineering and social sciences to study health information technology, new models of care, and other innovative sociotechnical interventions.

Lab members represent multiple disciplines, including:

  • Human Factors/Ergonomics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Health Informatics

Our projects generally fall under one or more of three user-centered design categories: Field research studies; Intervention design; and evaluation. Field research studies use multiple data collection approaches to characterize the system being studied and the nature of the problem. Design uses a variety of techniques to translate study data into concepts and prototypes, which are then tested and developed for real-world use. Evaluation includes formative assessments of usability and feasibility as well as in situ effectiveness trials. For more about our work, visit the Projects list.

Contact us if you would like to:

  • Learn more about the Lab
  • Join the Lab
  • Collaborate
  • Volunteer for research
  • Receive consulting
  • Earn a degree at IUPUI
  • Discuss grants or gifts