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Celia Boyer

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Celia Boyer is the executive director of the Health On the Net Foundation. The foundation is an innovative approach to helping people combat disease and live healthy lives by offering practical guidance to certified medical information and support on the Internet. She first joined the Geneva-based NGO as head of web services when it was established in 1996.

Celia's main research areas cover new information technologies as applied to medicine and health. She is a specialist in information quality issues on the Web and in the development and application of tools to search and select telehealth resources on the Internet. She participates as an expert to many International medical conference and working groups.

Celia was the scientific and administrative coordinator of the European Union’s two-year WRAPIN project (World Reliable Online Advice for Patients and Individuals). She co-authored Consumer Informatics: Applications and Strategies for Cyber Health Care, which went on to win the 2005 book of the year award from HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. She co-guest edited the International Journal of Medical Informatics special issue entitled Internet and Health for All, which was published in January of this year.

Celia received her MSc in applied physics in 1993 from the University of Luminy in Marseilles, France and has a computer science engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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