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
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.
May 5, 2016
I'm thrilled to be joining the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI as an Assistant Professor in the Human Centered Computing department, starting this August. Indianapolis, here I come!
December 14, 2015
CHI 2016 publications
Two of our papers from the Patients As Safeguards project have been accepted to CHI 2016: Closing the Gap: Supporting Patients’ Transition to Self-Management after Hospitalization (led by Ari Pollack) and 'Not Just a Receiver': Understanding Patient Behavior in the Hospital Environment (led by Sonali Mishra).
November 2, 2015
Research featured on UW website
The UW's iSchool recently profiled my work with the Patients As Safeguards project, where I've been studying ways to involve patients and caregivers more actively in information about their care during a hospital stay. We've got several papers under review at the moment, and I'm excited about our next phase, where we'll be developing and testing prototypes in real-world settings!
August 24, 2015
CSCW 2016 publication
I will be presenting our paper “Partners in Care: Design Considerations for Caregivers and Patients During a Hospital Stay” at the 2016 CSCW conference in San Francisco next March. PDF.
July 22, 2015
Ubicomp 2015 publication
Our paper “No Longer Wearing: Investigating the Abandonment of Personal Health-Tracking Technologies on Craigslist” was presented at the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing in Osaka, Japan this October. PDF.
April 22, 2015
CHI 2015 publication
My co-author Jessica Pater presented our paper “This Digital Life: A Neighborhood-based Study of Adolescents' Lives Online” at the 2015 CHI conference in Seoul, Korea this April. Read the PDF.
If you’d like to learn more about my research, find me using the Contact page and say hello! Puns encouraged.