Faculty Profile

Denise Anthony

Denise L. Anthony, PhD, MA

  • Professor and Department Chair, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Sociology
  • Professor, School of Information

Professor Anthony studies how social dynamics of cooperation, trust and privacy shape behavior related to information technologies, and the implications for data produced and shared via those technologies. She also studies the impact of technologies such as electronic medical records, patient portals, and teleheath, in the health care delivery system.

Her multi-disciplinary research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and others, and published in sociology as well as in health policy and computer science journals, including among others the American Sociological Review, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Health Affairs, and IEEE Pervasive Computing. Some of her current projects include research on the use of telehealth during COVID, the role of patient trust (and provider trustworthiness) in the use of health technologies, and examining the security and privacy implications of Smart Homes as part of the National Science Foundation funded SPLICE Project. [https://splice-project.org/]

  • PhD, Sociology, University of Connecticut, 1997
  • MA, Sociology, University of Connecticut, 1991
  • BA, Sociology and International Studies, Indiana
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1990

Information technology, medical sociology, trust, privacy, health policy

Research Projects:
SPLICE: Security and Privacy in the Lifecycle of IoT for Consumer Environments https://splice-project.org/about/

Disparities in telehealth and other health information technologies

Trust and technology use (among consumers, patients, healthcare providers)

Role of health information technologies in health care quality, clinical practice, and patient outcomes

Nong, Paige, Alicia Williamson, Denise Anthony, Jodyn Platt, Sharon Kardia. 2022. Discrimination, trust, and withholding information from providers: Implications for missing data and inequity. SSM - Population Health. 2022. 18: 101092. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101092

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, Denise Anthony. 2021. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Self-Reported Telehealth Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Secondary Analysis of a U.S. Survey of Internet Users from Late March. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa221

Hoyle, Roberto, Apu Kapadia, David Crandall, Luke Stark, Denise Anthony. 2020. Privacy Norms and Preferences for Photos Posted Online. Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. https://doi.org/10.1145/3380960

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, Denise Anthony. 2019. Situated Trust in a Physician: Patient Health Characteristics and Trust in Physician Confidentiality. The Sociological Quarterly. [doi.org/10.1080/00380253.2018.1547174]

Anthony, Denise, Celeste Campos-Castillo, Paulina Lim. 2018. Who isn't using patient portals and why? Evidence and Implications from a national sample of U.S. adults. Health Affairs. 37(12): 1948-54. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05117

Anthony, Denise L., Celeste Campos-Castillo, Christine Horne. 2017. Toward a Sociology of Privacy. Annual Review of Sociology 43: 249-269. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-soc-060116-053643

View full list of publications at https://experts.umich.edu/discover/experts_publication?and_facet_profiles_author=5488

Email: deniseum@umich.edu
Office: 734-615-363
M3174 SPH II
1420 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

For media inquiries: sph.media@umich.edu

Areas of Expertise: Health Care,  Health Informatics,  Health Policy

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