Clinical Associate Professor
Applied Health Science
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D., 1989
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S., 1983
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1978
- 2009 - Views of Privacy of Older Adults. National Science Foundation. PI: Camp. Co-PI: Connelly, Huber. Amount: $400,000. Start 9/1/09
- 2007 - Privacy in Home-Based Ubicomp. Grant funded by the National Science Foundation. PI: Camp. Co-PI: Connelly, Huber, Shankar. Amount: $821,491. Start 9/1/07
- 2000 - GET LINKS: Gerontology Education Through Linking into Networked Knowledge Systems Grant funded by the Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, to deliver gerontology training online. Co-PI with Dr. Barbara Hawkins. Amount: $491,649.
- 2010 - Public Policy Chair, Executive Committee, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
- 2008 - Trustees Teaching Award
- 2001 - TERA award for teaching excellence, IU School of Education
Dr. Lesa Lorenzen Huber is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Public Health. Her primary research interests focus on the potential of new technologies to support independent living in later life. She is particularly interested in how older adults understand digital privacy and security and the role that caregivers play in supporting older adults' use of technology. In addition to her work in the field of aging, she is the former Director of the SPH Office of Online Education and now serves as Senior Faculty Advisor. Her recent research related to online learning investigates effective methods of online course design and teaching. She has been a PI or Co-PI on grants totaling over 1.9 million in research funding and given over 140 presentations nationally and internationally.
* Lorenzen-Huber, L., Boutain, M., Camp, L.J., Shankar, K., Connelly, K. (2010). Privacy, Independence, and Relationships: Older Adults' Perceptions of Home-Based Ubiquitous Technologies. Ageing International. (in press)
* Shankar, K. , Jean Camp, L.J., Connelly, K., Huber, L.L. (2010). Aging, Privacy, and Home-Based Computing: Development of a Framework for Design. IEEE. (accepted, June, 2010).
Caine, K., Zimmerman, C., Zimmerman, Z., Hazlewood, W., Sulgrove, A., Camp, L.J., Connelly, K., Huber, L.L., Shankar, K. (2010). DigiSwitch: Design and evaluation of a device for older adults to preserve privacy while monitoring health at home. Special Interest Group on Health Informatics (in press).
* Lorenzen-Huber, L., Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Allen, P. (2010). Synergy and Sensibility: Synergy and sensibility: A course on entrepreneurship in gerotechnologies. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 31 (2), 181-197.
Lorenzen-Huber, L., Boutain, M., Rogers, W. (2009). Technology, human relationships, and privacy. The journal of nutrition, health, and aging, 13 (1), 621. (published abstract).
*Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Lorenzen-Huber. L., Ona, F. (2009). Increasing Functional Physical Activity among Older Adults Using Internet-based Video Conferencing. ACSM Health and Fitness Journal 13 (3), 31-32.
* Lorenzen-Huber, L., Connelly, K. (2008). Shaping the next generation of gerontechnologists: Multidisciplinary gerontology education vs. computer science. Gerontechnlogy, 7 (2), 157.