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Dr. Kay Connelly

Dr. Kay Connelly is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Indiana University. She is a co-director 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.
Dr. Kelly Caine

Kelly Caine is assistant professor in the human-centered computing division of the School of Computing at Clemson University. She serves on the executive committee of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, as the Program Chair for the Aging Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, as the Doctoral Consortium Chair for Pervasive Health, as the ACM CHI Health Community co-chair and on the program committee for various organizations including AMIA, USENIX, HFES and CHI. She has been awarded grants from NIH and NSF to conduct research on privacy enhanced health technologies, has received a Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship, a fellowship in Information Technology and International Development, and was chosen by the GVU at Georgia Tech as the Foley Scholar award winner in 2008. Kelly speaks and writes on human factors, privacy, health informatics, human computer interaction, and designing for special populations. She has a B.A. from the University of South Carolina and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Post-Doctoral Researchers

Matt Francisco
Dr. Francisco is general practioner of informatics with interest in understanding the relationship of culture and systems design. His past work has been in areas such as simulation and modeling in the social sciences, epistemology of social science research methods, and technology commercialization. More recently his efforts have focused on creating lab infrastructures and practices for making simple robots and smart cabinets.


Graduate Students

Haley MacLeod
Haley is a PhD student in the Health Informatics program at IUB. She is currently working as a research assistant on the Healthy Me project. Originally from Canada, she did her undergraduate degree in business at the University of Calgary.


Zan Morris
Zan recently graduated with a Bachelors in Informatics, focusing in Computer Science, along with a minor in Math. He is set to soon become a first year Graduate student studying Human Computer Interaction at Indiana University. Simply a nerd at heart, his interests currently include game development and robotics. Outside of school he spends altogether too much time listening to music or reading Fantasy novels.


Shrutika Poyrekar
Shrutika is a Computer Science graduate student from Indiana University Bloomington. She is a part of the Privacy-Enhanced Technologies to Support Underserved Older Adults Age in Placeproject group headed by Prof. Kay Connelly. She is working on development of windows 8 Applications for the project.


Shenshen Han
Shenshen is currently working on the HealthyMe and Privacy-Enhanced Technologies to Support Underserved Older Adults Age in Place projects as a Research Assistant at PHIT lab. He has been an enthusiast for Computer Networks and Pervasive Computing since graduated from University of St Andrews at UK with a BSc (Hons) in Internet Computer Science. His recent interest mainly lies on exploring the sense of the next generation Internet Computing.


JerNettie Burney
JerNettie Burney graduated from Elizabeth City State University in December 2011, receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Starting in the fall of 2012, she will be starting her next milestone: to receive her Masters in Informatics with a specialization in High Performance Computing at Indiana University-Bloomington. For the summer, she is working as an intern for the PHIT Lab where she is doing comparisons of different health devices to discover which device would be better suited to keep track of one’s health effectively.


Beenish Chaudry
Beenish is a Computer Science graduate from IUB. She is part of the Security and Usability Research Group headed by Professor Kay Connelly working on Dietary Intake Monitoring Application (DIMA) Project in collaboration with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Nursuing Department. Her research focuses on exploring how technology can be designed for low literacy and chronically ill populations to help them self-manage their health.


Robyn Evans
Robyn is a recent graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Information Science. In August of 2012 she will be pursuing her master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction-Design at Indiana University. Currently, she is a summer intern with the PHIT Lab helping to design and develop new technologies that will permit older adults to continue living in the comfort of their homes.


Meisi Huang
My name is Meisi Huang and I’m currently a second-year master’s student in the Human-Computer Interaction Design program at Indiana University Bloomington. I graduated from University of Science & Technology Beijing with a B.E. in Measurement & Control Technology.My research interests are interaction design and user experience design. I’m currently working as a research assistant on HealthyMe project.



Ginger White
Ginger is a Master’s student at IUB, and is working closely with Dr. Caine to develop a mobile application for the clinically depressed. Her research is primarily concerned with Human Computer Interactions. She is an involved member in various PHIT projects. Ginger was granted the ThemeVision scholarship in March 2009, an award given to an outstanding minority student in the School’s Media Arts & Science program (MAS) who exhibits an interest and proficiency in new media.


Chen Liang
Master Candidate from Human Computer Interaction/design program. Currently working on a project which is about designing privacy setting for EMR. Previously worked as Experience Associate at Razorfish, San Francisco.


Undergraduate Students

Alec Byrd
Alec Byrd is an IUB undergraduate majoring in Informatics, with a telecommunications cognate. He has been the webmaster of since Novermber 2012, and assists in various other projects.


Rebecca Torrey
Rebecca Torrey is an undergraduate research assistant working primarily on the Privacy-Enhanced Technologies to Support Underserved Older Adults Age in Place aging in place project. She will be interning with the lab over the summer and will graduate in August 2013.


Ingrid Arreola
I am a junior studying human biology and getting a minor in informatics. I am very interested in health informatics because it bridges two of my interests: medicine and technology. I am currently working on the G.O.A.L. project as well as helping with the design process of various projects in Privacy-Enhanced Technologies to Support Underserved Older Adults Age in Place.


Morgan Soladine
Morgan is an informatics Senior at IUB, with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction. She is currently a Research Assistant at PHIT Lab, and helps out on various health informatics projects. She has worked on different projects with Kelly Caine, Sameer Patil and Carrie Lawrence. She is currently working on the Privacy-Enhanced Technologies to Support Underserved Older Adults Age in Place project along with the A2A project.


Associated Researchers

Priscilla Barnes
Dr. Priscilla Barnes’ research interests are in public health systems and services, health disparities, and faith and public health. More specifically, she examines inter-organizational factors that influence the quality of preventative health care services that racial and ethnic minorities receive within the U.S. public health system. For the past ten years, Dr. Barnes has worked for several public and private organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regional and local health departments, professional associations and foundations, and the Air Force.


Sameer Patil
Dr. Patil is a researcher at IU, and is currently working on multiple PHIT Lab projects. His research interests include human centered computing, human computer interaction design, security, social informatics, software and systems, and web science.