College of Information Sciences and
Phone : 814-863-6316
I am an Associate Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and a founding faculty member of the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (CIHDS).
I received my Ph.D. from the Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine in what was then the Computing, Organizations, Policy, and Society (now known as Interactive and Collaborative Technologies) group. I had wonderful time at UCI and was lucky enough to work with and learn from some great faculty members (Paul Dourish, Wanda Pratt, John King, Mark Ackerman, Jonathan Grudin, Gloria Mark).
I am interested in understanding how people collaborate with each other during the course of their everyday work and how we can support this collaboration through the development of more effective information technologies. I am particularly interested in collaboration in the healthcare field. Consequently, much of my current research occurs at the intersections of CSCW and Medical Informatics with a focus on two major research topics: (1) collaborative information behavior and (2) collaboration and coordination issues in healthcare at the organizational and team levels.
"Efficacy of a User-Generated Website for Weight Control using Positive Deviance" was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (Co-author)
Received an AHRQ grant (1R13HS 021058-01) to support WISH 2011.
Received a NSF Grant to support the 2011 Doctoral Consortium on Sociotechnical Issues in Biomedical Informatics at AMIA 2011.
Collaborative Privacy Practices was accepted for the Workshop on Health
IT and Economics to be held in Washington, DC on Oct. 20-21.
"SRCAST-Diagnosis: Understanding how Different members of a Patient-Care Team Interact with a Clinical Decision Support System" was accepted as a paper for AMIA 2011. (Co-author)
Chair, 2011 Doctoral Consortium
on Sociotechnical Issues in BioMedical Informatics. The submission
deadline is August 15, 2011.
Co-Chair, Workshop on Interactive
Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2011). The submission deadline is