Matthew Lee is a 3rd year PhD student in nursing whose research focuses on how people interact in online and offline communities. As a Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation, a developer of serious games (games with purposes beyond entertainment), and as Chair of Student Life for GAPSA, Matthew works to change how people perceive wellness and health from being an additional responsibility/burden to manage to being something that one acknowledges is simply a part of being. He will be continuing collaborations with the CAPS Student Advisory Board, Penn Wellness, Penn Rec, and the Graduate Student Center in the coming year, and hopes to work closely with the IDEAL Committee to promote diversity and inclusivity initiatives.
Matthew Lee works at the intersection of healthcare and technology. His dissertation explores how participation and engagement with virtual communities impacts continued involvement with and degree of benefit from digital interventions. His research interest lies in patient work, an area he explores in collaboration with colleagues at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. In addition, he serves as the Chair of Serious Games for the International Game Developers Association, has been involved with the creation of several training modules for healthcare professionals, including the PTSD Toolkit for Nurses, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.