Lora Appel

Assistant Professor

Research Scientist, UHN OpenLab

Locations / Contact Info:

420 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus

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Web site(s):

PrescribingVR (VRx)

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management


PhD - 2016
Rutgers University
New Jersey, USA

Masters - 2011
Rutgers University
New Jersey, USA

iBBA - 2007
Schulich School of Business
Toronto, CA

Selected Publications

Peisachovich, E., Appel, L., Sonclair, D., Jokel, R., Da Silva, C., and Soroor, W. (2018). Safehome App: Design and Usability for a Digital Application to Promote Physical Safety To Persons Living with Dementia.  IEEEXplore Digital Database (accepted)  

Peisachovich, E., Johnson, S., Epstein, I., Da Silva, C., Gal, R., Appel, L., & Popovic. C. (2018).  Simulated-person methodology workshop: Enhancing pedagogical practices within higher education. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 8(4), 3283– 3293.

Appel, L., Abrams, H., Morra, D., & Wu, R. C. (2015). Put a Face to a Name: A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Providing Clinician Photographs on Inpatients' Recall. The American Journal of Medicine128(1), 82-89.

Wu, R., Appel, L., Morra, D., Lo, V., Kitto, S., & Quan, S. (2014). Short message service or disService: Issues with text messaging in a complex medical environment. International journal of medical informatics83(4), 278-284.

Appel, L., Dadlani, P., Dwyer, M., Hampton, K., Kitzie, K., Matni, Z., Moore, P., & Teodoro, R. (2014). Testing the Validity of Social Capital Measures in the Study of Information and Communication Technologies. Information, Communication and Society. 17(4), 389-416.

Bridges, F., Appel, L., and Grossklags, G. (2012). Young adults' online participation behaviors: An exploratory study of web 2.0 use for political engagement, Information Policy Special Issue in Open Government and Public Participation.


Currently available to supervise graduate students:

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers:

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