I am an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the Stamps School of Art and Design and the School of Information. I'm affiliated with Digital Studies Institute, and am an affiliated faculty member of Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), the Center for Ethics, Society and Computing (ESC), and the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) at UM.
As a design researcher and interaction designer, I’m interested in complex systems, services, and environments that shape people’s needs, behaviors, and cultures/practices. My research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Interaction Design, and Health Informatics. I’m particularly interested in empowering individuals to help them access, understand, and share their health-related data for more effective communication and shared decision-making in their care. To support patient empowerment and activation, my research focuses on vulnerable individuals with low health literacy and a lack of information access and accessible tools and examines their needs and barriers. I also have taken a comprehensive view of patient activation and empowerment in my research, incorporating clinical and non-clinical care settings and including patients’ relationships with care networks beyond the individual.
Prior to my position at UM, I completed my PhD in the Department of Informatics in the Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. I previously worked in the HCI Institute and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I earned a M.Des. in Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. in Industrial Design (major) and Multi-media Design (minor) at Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea. I was selected as one of 46 international members of the inaugural class of the ACM Future Computing Academy (FCA), a selective organization of young researchers with the goal of shaping the future of computing. My research projects have been funded by the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), National Science Foundation (NSF) CRII and CAREER, National Health Institute (NIH), and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
I am currently working on the following research topics:
Teaching: I teach graduate and undergraduate Human-Computer Interaction courses, including Interaction Design, Methods of Inquiry, and Research Methods.
Prospective students: I am always looking to work with self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative students who are interested in HCI, CSCW, Design research, and Health! I generally expect students to commit to at least two semesters of research if they want to join my research projects. If you are already a student at UM and are interested in working with me, please check out “here” to learn more. *I am looking to have one PhD student next year (2023-2024), so please check out the the UMSI admission site or contact me for more information.*
Paper accepted to CSCW 2022!
Happy to announce that our collaborative work with Pace University on ED work will be presented at CSCW 2022.
(titled "Characteristics and Challenges of Clinical Documentation in Self-Organized Fast-Paced Medical Work")!
Papers accepted to CHI 2022!
Super excited to announce that two full papers and one Late Break Work paper will be presented at CHI 2022! Here are the titles of each paper:
Excited to co-organize two workshops (Human-Centered AI in Healthcare & Patient-Provider Interaction) at ECSCW 2022!
Excited to organize two great workshops at ECSCW 2022 with amazing collaborators:
My CSCW 2019 AI-Human Collaboration workshop report is now available on CSCW Medium!
I'm pleased to share the result from the workshop on AI- Human Collaboration in Healthcare through the CSCW Medium article!
Program Committee Service
I will be serving as an Associate Chair on the Program Committees of the ACM CHI 2021, ACM CHI 2020, ACM CHI 2019, ACM GROUP 2020, ACM GROUP 2019, and as a Co-Chair for Doctoral Colloquium at iConference 2019.
July, 2023: DIS 2023, Pittsburgh,
May, 2023: CHI 2023, Hamburg, Germany (Virtual)
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