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Dr. Parker receives Google COVID-19 Award

Dr. Parker received a grant from Google’s Covid-19 AI for Social Good program to study COVID-19 information-seeking within vulnerable and marginalized communities, and its relationship with mental health. This will support work that is in collaboration with Drs. Miso Kim

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Congratulations, Drs. Saksono and Irannejad Bisafar

Herman Saksono and Farnaz Irannejad Bisafar successfully defended their doctoral theses. Congratulations, Dr. Saksono and Dr. Irannejad Bisafar!

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COVID-19 Seed Grant

Dr. Parker was awarded a $10k seed grant from Georgia Tech to study how well telemedicine is meeting the mental health needs of low-income pregnant and postpartum Black women amidst COVID-19.

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3 CSCW 2020 Papers Accepted

We had 3 papers accepted to ACM CSCW 2020: Farnaz Irannejad Bisafar, Brooke Foucault Welles, Catherine D’ignazio, And Andrea G. Parker. 2020. Supporting Youth Activists’ Strategic Use of Social Media: A Qualitative Investigation of Design Opportunities. Proceedings of the ACM

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IVA 2020 Paper Accepted

Our IVA 2020 paper was accepted: Teresa O’Leary, Elizabeth Stowell, Everlyne Kimani, Dhaval Parmar, Stefan Olafsson, Jessica Hoffman, Andrea Parker, Michael Paasche-Orlow and Timothy Bickmore. Community-Based Cultural Tailoring of Virtual Agents. To appear in Proceedings of IVA’20. 

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Family Health and Storytelling App Study Opportunity

Northeastern University researchers are conducting a family study to understand how technology can help families to be physically active. Our study has been approved by the Northeastern University Institutional Review Board (#16-05-07). All families who participate will receive $160 in

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Three #CHI2020 Papers

We had 3 papers accepted to the ACM CHI 2020 Conference. These papers investigate crowdsourcing in faith-based health interventions, crisis informatics technologies amongst older adults, and a storytelling-driven fitness app for low-SES families. Storywell: Designing Family Fitness App Engagement by Using Social Rewards and Reflection.

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We’re at #CHI2019 Glasgow

Herman Saksono will present his paper titled “Social Reflections on Fitness Tracking Data: A Study with Families in Low-SES Neighborhoods”  at #CHI2019 on Tuesday, 7 May, 16:00, Room Carron 1. Summary of this paper can be found at ACM CHI’s

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CHI 2019 paper accepted

Our paper, “Social Reflections on Fitness Tracking Data: A Study with Families in Low-SES Neighborhoods” was accepted to CHI 2019.

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Talk at the University of Michigan

Dr. Parker will give a talk at the University of Michigan on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. The talk entitled “Community Wellness Informatics: Designing Technology for Health Equity” will be hosted by the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing Group (MISC). More information

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