I am an NIH funded postdoctoral fellow in UC Irvine's Institute for Clinical Translational Science.
I am the principal investigator on a Clinical and Translational Science project that explores the use of interactive technologies (e.g., telepresence robots) to establish or augment social connectedness for improved health, academic, and social outcomes. As part of this project, I am currently conducting an on-going, national, multi-case study that explores this use of technology.
My research encompasses strong interdisciplinary efforts between UCI's School of Medicine, School of Education, Department of Informatics, and Department of Cognitive Sciences.
My research interests include telepresence, child health & human development, virtual inclusion, human-computer interaction (HCI), human-robot interaction (HRI), and emerging technologies that facilitate improved health, human development, learning, land social connectedness.