People

Faculty

Christina Chung

Christina Chung

Assistant Professor

 

Christina Chung is an Assistant Professor in Informatics at the Indiana University Bloomington. The focus of her research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Health Informatics is to help people make sense of personal informatics data, both individually and collaboratively. Specifically, she conducts research on how ubiquitous computing and personal informatics data can be shared to support relationships, to motivate health behavior, and to support clinical care.

 

She has published in top HCI conferences and medical journals; one paper received a Best Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2016 and another two received Best Paper Honorable Mentions at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2017 and the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2018. Her work has been featured in mainstream media, such as CNN, Geekwire, and Newsweek.

 

She recently completed her Ph.D. in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington while she was a member of the Design. Use. Build (DUB) group. Previously, she was also a software engineer in IBM Research Collaboratory Taiwan conducting service innovation research in health and wellness. She holds a M.B.A and B.B.A in Information Management from the National Taiwan University.

 

Website: http://homes.sice.indiana.edu/cfchung/
Email: cfchung@iu.edu
James Clawson

James Clawson

Assistant Professor

 

James Clawson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing and a 2015 NIH Mobile Health (mHealth) Scholar. He designs and evaluates novel mobile health technologies that improve communication and collaboration with the goal of increasing patient engagement with their health and encouraging everyday wellness.

 

He received my PhD in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech in 2012, where he was focused on improving mobile and wearable input and interaction under the guidance of Thad Starner in the Contextual Computing Group. After receiving his PhD, he worked with Elizabeth Mynatt and a host of wonderful students in the Everyday Computing Lab at Georgia Tech.

 

Website: http://jamesclawson.com
Email: clawsonj@indiana.edu
Kay Connelly

Kay Connelly

Associate Professor

 

Dr. Kay Connelly is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Indiana University. She is a codirector of CLEAR Health Information, and the Senior Associate Director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, a part of the Pervasive Technology Institute. She is an active faculty advisor to WIC@IU. Dr. Connelly was on the Program Committee of the International Health Informatics Conference in 2010, and on the Program Committee of Pervasive Healthcare in 2011. She received a 2006-2007 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and the Trustees Teaching Award from Indiana University. Her research focuses on user acceptance of ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies where there is a delicate balance between such factors as convenience, control and privacy. Dr. Connelly’s most recent work emphasizes health and wellness applications to empower both the ill and the healthy to manage and improve their own health and make healthy choices. She has a B.S and B.A. from Indiana University and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Dana Habeeb

Dana Habeeb

Assistant Professor

 

Dana Habeeb is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.  Her work focuses on generating new types of environmental data and making those data comprehensible and available to the public with the goal of catalyzing action to improve the environmental health and wellness of citizens. From data to knowledge to action, her aim is to demonstrate that providing access to environmental information can empower communities to collectively engage with and improve their environmental health and wellness.

Patrick Shih

Patrick Shih

Assistant Professor

 

Patrick Shih is an Assistant Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. He is a Fellow of the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC). He is also an affiliated faculty at the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI), and the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine.

 

He is interested in utilizing mixed methods approaches to tackle research problems in online and geographic communities. Specifically, his current research focuses on leveraging awareness of individual and community activities embedded in sensor technologies, smart devices, social media, and online forums in the design and construction of novel persuasive interfaces and civic engagement platforms that facilitate sustainable motivational and behavioral changes.

 

Website: http://patshih.soic.indiana.edu
Email: patshih@indiana.edu
Katie Siek

Katie Siek

Associate Professor

 

Katie Siek is an associate professor in Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington. Her primary research interests are in human computer interaction, health informatics, and ubiquitous computing. More specifically, she is interested in how sociotechnical interventions affect personal health and well being. Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Science Foundation including a five-year NSF CAREER award. She has been awarded a CRA-W Borg Early Career Award and a Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance Distinguished Visiting Fellowship. Prior to returning to her alma mater, she was a professor for 7 years at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her PhD and MS at Indiana University Bloomington in computer science and her BS in computer science at Eckerd College. She was a National Physical Science Consortium Fellow at Indiana University and a Ford Apprentice Scholar at Eckerd College.

Graduate Students

Ben Jelen

Ben Jelen

Graduate Student

 

Ben is a PhD student in Health Informatics at Indiana University. He is working with Drs. Katie Siek and Kay Connelly on empowering older adults to monitor their health via the maker movement. He is particularly interested in working with groups who are already creating, such as knitting or woodworking communities. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Ohio State University.

 

Website: http://wphomes.soic.indiana.edu/bcjelen/
Email: bcjelen@indiana.edu
Juan Fernando Maestre

Juan Fernando Maestre

Graduate Student

 

Juan Fernando Maestre is a PhD student in Informatics from Indiana University with a background in computer science and design. His research revolves around the impact and design of technology for stigmatized individuals. Ultimately, he strives for a successful integration of HCI methods in interdisciplinary projects in order to create technology-based interventions that aid marginalized and vulnerable populations.

 

Website: http://www.juanfernandomaestre.com/
Email: jmaestre@indiana.edu
Tom Ongwere

Tom Ongwere

Graduate Student

 

Tom is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Informatics. His research is on the design and implementation of pervasive technologies for self-acceptance, patient compliance, and compassionate care. He is passionate about actionable and user-centered polywearable techniques to effectively support patients with discordant chronic comorbidities manage their conditions. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in information technology from St Lawrence University (Uganda), a Honor’s degree in software engineering from Polytechnic of Namibia (Namibia) and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Namibia University of Science and Technology (Namibia).

 

Website: https://wphomes.soic.indiana.edu/tongwere/
Email: tongwere@indiana.edu
Aehong Min

Aehong Min

Graduate Student

 

Aehong is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Informatics (Track: Proactive Health Informatics) at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, USA. She is a member of Societal Computing Lab (SoCo Lab) and Proactive Health Lab (ProHealth Lab) and advised by Professor Patrick C. Shih.

 

She is studying how information technologies could support health and well-being. She has conducted research on caregivers, and alcohol consumption among college students. Her current research is focusing on caregivers’ trust and communication.

 

Website: https://aehongmin.com/
Email: aemin@iu.edu
Cassie Kresnye

Cassie Kresnye

Graduate Student

 

Cassie is a second-year PhD student. She is an experienced computer scientist turned health informatics, with a focus on lifestyle data. From focus groups and interviews to surveys and online studies, She has abroad range of experiences in user research. As a programmer at heart, she still enjoys being an Arduino hobbyist and continue to make interactive toys for my dog.

 

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiekresnye/
Email: ckresnye@iu.edu
Alexander L. Hayes

Alexander L. Hayes

Graduate Student

 

Alexander L. Hayes is a Health Informatics Ph.D. Student working with Professor Kay Connelly on the Precision Health Initiative. His interests are in statistical relational artificial intelligence (STARAI), systems, open source development—and their applications toward solving real-world Health Informatics problems. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Indiana University, and continues to collaborate with Professor Sriraam Natarajan and his colleagues from the StARLinG Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. Alexander drinks an average of six cups of coffee per day and spends his free time hacking on his open source projects.

 

Novia Nurain

Novia Nurain

Graduate Student

 

Novia is a Ph.D. student in Health Informatics at Indiana University and currently working with Prof. Kay Connelly. Her research primarily focuses on understanding rural older adults’ communication preferences and experiences related to different types of communication medium. She has received her B. Sc. (Engg.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

   
Email: nnurain@iu.edu
Arash Zakerefahani

Arash Zakerefahani

Graduate Student

 

Arash is a first-year Health Informatics Ph.D. student at Indiana University Bloomington with a background in Exercise Science. His growing passion of physical activity promotion and academic research has led him to join a diverse team of interdisciplinary scholars who study the design, development, and evaluation of pervasive healthcare technologies at the Proactive Health (ProHealth) group in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. His research interest evolves around novice technological interventions to enhance and support individuals wellbeing while empowering them to take advantage of their health data. He works closely with his advisor, Dr. James Clawson to study home-birth pregnancy as health journeys. Additionally, we are working on developing a safe lab culture for young scholars and passionate undergraduate students to explore academic research while advancing their education. His professional goal is to become a Mobile Health (mHealth) technology expert and to advance in studying the implementation of mHealth technologies from a social perspective.

 

   
Email: azakeres@iu.edu
Rob Long

Rob Long

Graduate Student

 

Rob is a Health Informatics Master student, who is currently with Dr. Katie Siek.  While preparing for a career in the tech industry, Rob’s interests revolve around advanced prototyping with laser cutters, 3D printers, and open source hardware, end-user research, and entrepreneurial studies.  He holds a B.S. in both, Computer Science and Religious studies from, DePauw University. When Rob isn’t grinding away at his school work, he enjoys spending time with his friends, listening to electronic and house music, being outdoors, and traveling.​

 

   
Email: azakeres@iu.edu

Alumni

Proactive Health Informatics