I'm an Assistant Professor in the Human-Centered Computing department in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
I study how social computing technology can empower people to help each other with their health and wellness. I design pervasive technologies to encourage and enable new forms of social support online and offline, and I work with youth as participants to shape both the technical systems and in-the-wild deployments.
I hold a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech, an MS in Human-Computer Interaction also from Georgia Tech, and a BA in Cognitive Science from Occidental College.
From 2014-2016, I was a National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington Biomedical & Health Informatics
Division, where I worked with Professor Wanda Pratt and the iMed Research Group
In Computing Across Disciplines, I talk to researchers and thinkers who are pushing the boundaries of what it means to do computing research. They share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own vision for the future of computing. New episodes posted monthly!
January 4, 2018
CHI 2018 publication
My latest paper, "Supporting Collaborative Health Tracking in the Hospital: Patients' Perspectives", will be presented at the CHI 2018 conference in Montreal! PDF and abstract coming soon.
October 2, 2017
CHI 2018 program committee
I've joined the program committee for CHI 2018 as Associate Chair in the Health, Accessibility, and Aging subcommittee. We're already hard at work reviewing papers for the conference in April!
May 2, 2017
ACM Future of Computing Academy
I'm proud to announce my membership in the inaugural ACM Future of Computing Academy. Along with 45 other computing professionals and researchers from around the world, I'll be working on ways to support the next generation of computing leaders.
February 22, 2017
Affiliate faculty position at the University of Washington
As of March 1st, I'll be an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics in the University of Washington School of Medicine. This additional appointment formalizes my continued collaborations with UW faculty, students, and clinicians, and will hopefully lead to future projects!
June 16, 2016
AMIA 2016 publications
Two of my papers have been accepted to AMIA 2016: Bursting the Information Bubble: Identifying Opportunities for Pediatric Patient-Centered Technology (led by me) and PD-atricians: Leveraging Physicians and Participatory Design to
Develop Novel Clinical Information Tools (led by Ari Pollack). Check the Publications page for abstracts and PDFs.
If you’d like to learn more about my research, find me using the Contact page and say hello! Puns encouraged.