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Terika McCall

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Health Informatics)

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Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA



Dr. Terika McCall is an Assistant Professor in the Biostatistics Department (Health Informatics Division) at the Yale School of Public Health, secondary faculty at the Yale School of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Section, and Director of the Consumer Health Informatics Lab (CHIL) at Yale. Dr. McCall’s research interests focus on reducing disparities in mental health service access and use through technology. Specifically, she examines the use of telehealth modalities to deliver mental health services and resources to communities that are underserved. Dr. McCall’s expertise is in user-centered design and usability testing of digital health tools. She has experience leading multidisciplinary teams in industry and academia in the development of digital health tools, and currently teaches a course on the topic, BIS 640/SBS 640: User-Centered Design of Digital Health Tools at Yale School of Public Health. As Director of CHIL, Dr. McCall provides guidance to faculty and students in the development of digital health tools, such as clinical decision support tools, mobile apps, and wearables for diverse populations.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Health Informatics (2020)
  • MBA
    Wake Forest University School of Business, Management (2016)
  • MPH
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Behavior & Health Education (2010)
  • BS
    University of Florida, Health Science Education (2006)


  • For Us By Us: Inclusive Design and Considerations for Developing Digital Mental Health Technologies
    Panelist. The goal of this workshop was to set a collaborative agenda at the intersection of technology and mental health to understand where we can complement each other’s efforts, how we can better align our efforts, and where we should make further investments. As a tangible outcome of the workshop, we invited the speakers and the attendees to co-author and publish a report on comprehensive strategies and future directions discussed during the workshop. 2022
    Microsoft Research Summit Workshop: Rethinking Technology for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Extraordinary Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award The International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII)2024
Humanitarianism Award in Diversity, Equity, and InclusionYale Black Postdoctoral Association2022
Health Equity Research AwardYale School of Public Health2022
Full MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society2020

Professional Service

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing SystemsAssociate Chair for CHI 2024 Health Subcommittee2023 - 2024
Journal of Medical Internet ResearchAssociate Editor2022 - Present
American Medical Informatics AssociationCo-Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Recruitment Subcommittee2021 - 2023
Health Systems JournalArea Editor, Consumer Health Informatics and Mobile Health2021 - 2022
Frontiers in Digital HealthGuest Editor, Frontiers in Digital Health, Special Issue: Digital Health Equity2021 - 2023
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing SystemsAssociate Chair for CHI 2022 Health Subcommittee2021 - 2022

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