About Me


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. I am working towards a Ph.D. in Human Centered Computing, where I work with Professor Elizabeth Mynatt in the Everyday Computing Lab.

My research interests are in health informatics, mobile computing, and human computer interaction (HCI). I am broadly interested in how mobile interfaces may be designed to address the changing needs and priorities of users. My research examines how information technology can support the dynamic health management goals for people with chronic illnesses. In my dissertation research I am developing and assessing MyPath, an adaptive system that provides personalized support to breast cancer patients throughout treatment and survivorship

Prior to beginning my Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, I worked for Accenture consulting as a User Experience Specialist, where I developed my initial interest in how technology design influences people’s daily lives.

11.16.16 Our work was highlighted in the President’s Cancer Panel Report to POTUS! Check out the full report about improving cancer-related outcomes, or an article about our work here

10.26.15 I am honored to have been selected as a 2016 Foley Scholar

05.25.16    We presented our work on Creating Interactive Models of Healthcare Journeys to Improve Patient-Centered Care and Patient Engagement as part of the NIH/NCI HCIRB Grantee Cyber-Seminar Series

05.17.16    I attended Pervasive Health 2016 in Cancun, Mexico to present our paper A Cancer Journey Framework: Guiding the Design of Holistic Health Technology.

10.14.15    I presented our paper Lessons Learned From a Yearlong Deployment of Customizable Breast Cancer Tablet Computers at the National Institute of Health for the Wireless Health 2015 conference.

09.7.15    I presented my work on Designing Personalized Technology to Augment Patient-Centered Care at the UbiComp 2015 doctoral consortium in Osaka, Japan.

07.13.15    I was selected as one of the finalists for the 2015-2016 Foley Scholars.

04.18.15    Our paper Couples’ Communication Channels: What, When & Why? was presented at CHI 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.

03.14.15    I attended CSCW 2015 in Vancouver to present our paper Comparing Health Information Sharing Preferences of Cancer Patients, Doctors, and Navigators.

11.14.15    I presented at the AMIA doctoral consortium, as well as a poster at the WISH workshop about creating adaptive technology to improve patient centered care.

11.05.14    My team won first place for community impact in Georgia Tech’s Convergence Innovation Competition for our sexual assault transparency application.

04.28.14    We received a best paper honrable mention at CHI 2014 for our paper My Journey Compass: A Preliminary Investigation of a Mobile Tool for Cancer Patients.

02.19.14    I attended CSCW 2014 in Baltimore, presenting our paper Cancer Navigation: Opportunities and Challenges for Facilitating the Breast Cancer Journey.