I am an assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Stamps School of Art and Design and the School of Information. 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) and Health Informatics, and 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 at the University of California, Irvine. During my graduate studies, I was a member of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction (LUCI) at UCI Irvine, and completed a very enriching internship in UX team at Bloomberg L.P. in New York City. I previously 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 National Science Foundation (NSF), 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 at Stamps, 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 (2021-2022), so please check out the the UMSI admission site or contact me for more information.*
Paper accepted to CHI 2021!
Very excited to announce that my work on communication strategies used by healthcare providers in pediatric care will be presented at CHI 2021
(titled "Learning from Healthcare Providers’ Strategies: Designing Technology to Support Effective Child Patient-Provider Communication")!
Paper accepted to CSCW 2021!
So happy to announce that my work on pediatric patients and their caregivers will be presented at CSCW 2021
(titled "Challenges in the Parent-Child Communication of Health-related Information in Pediatric Cancer Care")!
Paper accepted to IMWUT 2020/ UbiComp 2021!
Excited to announce that our work on low-burden and in-situ self-reporting will be presented at UbiComp 2021
(titled "Toward Lightweight In-situ Self-reporting: An Exploratory Study of Alternative Smartwatch Interface Designs in Context")!
I was awarded a NSF CAREER grant!!
I'm so thrilled that my proposal was awarded for the NSF CAREER (title: Advancing Pediatric Patient-Provider Communication through Collaborative Tracking and Data Sharing). (more info)
My CSCW 2019 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!
Excited to organize a workshop on Conversational Agents for Health and Wellbeing at CHI 2020!
We're very excited to organize a workshop on CA for Health and Wellbeing. For more info: http://casforhealth.org
I'm organizing a workshop on AI and Human Collaboration in Healthcare at CSCW 2019!
Super excited to organize a workshop, "Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Human-AI Collaboration in Healthcare" with amazing collaborators from both academia and industry! For more info: https://aihealth.wixsite.com/cscw2019
I'm organizing a workshop at the ECSCW 2019, sponsored by ACM-FCA!
Excited to organize a workshop that aims to explore the concept of care networks in CSCW and to devise a plan for future research on healthcare technologies and systems. This is also sponsored by the ACM Future of Computing Academy I'm part of. For more info: http://bit.ly/CareNetworksWS
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.
November 9, 2019: CSCW 2019, Austin, TX
June 17, 2019: ACM-FCA annual meeting, Boston
June 8-12, 2019: ECSCW 2019, Salzburg, Austria
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