lazar [at] umd [dot] edu
Office: (301) 405-8550
2117D Hornbake Building, South Wing
College Park, MD 20742
I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. I am a member of HCIL and the TRACE center and affiliated with the Department of Computer Science. My work is supported by the NSF and NIDILRR.
My research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Health Informatics. Much of my work addresses how technologies designed for health and wellbeing position and support individuals as they age.
I received my PhD from the University of Washington in the Biomedical and Health Informatics program in 2015, where I was funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the National Library of Medicine predoctoral fellowship. After my PhD, I was a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University. I completed my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on signal processing at the University of California, San Diego in 2011.