My research focuses on the study of sociotechnical systems and mechanisms to support health and wellbeing and reduce health disparity of marginalized and underserved populations.

My research focuses on how to better support health and wellbeing, specifically that of underserved and vulnerable populations, through the design, development, and evaluation of sociotechnical systems and community-based mechanisms. I also design technologies to amplify human and animal capabilities in animal-assisted interventions, improve animal welfare, and cultivate empathy for others.

Skills and Expertise:

  • Collaboration
  • User Experience
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Social Computing
  • Health Informatics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Online Communities
  • Information Technology

Research Areas:

  • Animal Computer Interaction
  • Computational Social Science
  • Data Science
  • Human Computer Interaction and Design
  • Intelligent Interactive Systems
  • Music Informatics
  • Proactive Health Informatics
  • Sustainability and Technology
  • Computing, Culture, and Society

Keywords: Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, Health Informatics, Animal-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing

Animal Science, Computer Science
PhD, University of California, Irvine, Information and Computer Science, 2011
MS, Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking, 2005
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Computer Science and Engineering, 2003