Congratulations to Caterina Bérubé for her successful PhD thesis defense

The team at CDHI, together with the co-supervisors Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch, Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, and Dr. Baki Kocaballi want to congratulate Caterina Bérubé for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis at ETH Zurich, 6 April, 2023. The thesis entitled “VOICE ASSISTANTS IN DIGITAL HEALTH: Towards an In-Vehicle Hypoglycemia Warning for Drivers with Type-1 Diabetes” resulted from almost four years of research, four studies, four side projects, and a research visit to the University of Technology Sydney. Caterina published the following articles as a leading author and gathered a lot of learnings:

  1. Bérubé C Maritsch M Lehmann V Kraus M Feuerriegel S Züger T Wortmann F Stettler C Fleisch E Kocaballi AB Kowatsch T (2023) Design and Evaluation of a Multimodal Hypoglycemia Warning for Drivers with Type-1 Diabetes: Quasi-Experimental Study in Simulated and Real-World Driving, JMIR Preprints. 08/03/2023:46967

  2. Bérubé C. Fleisch E. (2023) Voice-based conversational agents for sensing and support: Examples from academia and industry, In N. Jacobson, T. Kowatsch, & L. A. Marsch (eds.), Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health and Addiction: The State of the Science and Vision for the Future (1st ed.), Elsevier, Academic Press: Cambridge, MA, USA, 113-134, 10.1016/B978-0-323-90045-4.00017-4.

  3. Bérubé C Lehmann V Maritsch M Kraus M Feuerriegel S Wortmann F Züger T Stettler C Fleisch E Kocaballi AB Kowatsch T (2022) Design and Evaluation of an In-Vehicle Voice Warning for Hypoglycemia: A Simulated and Real-Driving Study, JMIR Preprints. 15/12/2022:42823

  4. Bérubé C. Fleisch E. Kovacs Z.F. Kowatsch T. (2021) Reliability of Commercial Voice Assistants’ Responses to Health-related Questions in Noncommunicable Disease Management: Factorial Experiment Assessing Response Rate and Source of Information, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 23(12):e32161, 10.2196/32161

  5. Bérubé C. Schachner T. Keller R. Fleisch E. von Wangenheim F. Barata F. Kowatsch, T. (2021) Voice-based Conversational Agents for the Prevention and Management of Chronic and Mental Conditions: A Systematic Literature Review, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 23(3):e25933, 10.2196/25933

All the best, dear Caterina with your next steps!

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