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Received an NSF CAREER Grant to advance remote collaboration through inclusive design with people with dementia.

Presented at the World Dementia Council technology roundtable.

Co-PI on an NSF-funded grant. I will lead the aim investigating activity tracking with people with dementia.

I am an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, where I direct The Health, Aging, and Technology (THAT) Lab. I have an affiliate appointment with the Department of Computer Science and am a a part of the HCIL, MIDA and the TRACE RERC.

My research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Health Informatics. I study the design of technologies for older people, with a special interest in cognitive impairment. My work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, including a CAREER grant, and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and has been written about in the New Yorker, Wired Magazine, and the New York Times.

I received my PhD from the University of Washington in the Biomedical and Health Informatics program, 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 in the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University. I completed my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.