Afnaan Afsar Ali

Afnaan is a junior studying Community Health with a concentration in Health Planning and Administration with a double minor in Business and Informatics. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Health Administration.

Afnaan’s research interests include human-robot interaction

Graduate Alumni

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Golf Hattakitjamroen
  • Katya Edwards – University of Illinois
  • Carson Smith – National Academy of Sciences
  • Asif Huq – Somatus
  • Riley Maguire – Bold Insight
  • Kang Sun – University of Illinois
  • Nina Sharp (Nastaran Shishegar) – Arizona

Undergraduate Alumni

  • Ahmad Al-Juboory (2022)
  • Alyse Bondarowicz (2019 – 2020)
  • Andrea Carlson (2018)
  • Andrew Mareczko (2018 – 2019)
  • Anna Sun (2021 – 2022)
  • Arijana Sovsic (2020 – 2021)
  • Athena Lai (2021)
  • Ben Granados (2021 – 2022)
  • Brian Yoon (2021)
  • Brielle Ross (2021)

Past Visiting Scholars

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lizandra Vergara – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (September 2021 – February 2022)
Juliana Tissot – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (September 2021 – February 2022)
Gudur Raghavendra Reddy – University  of Canberra (August-December 2019) 

Megan Bayles Receives Fellowship

PhD Candidate Megan Bayles has been chosen as the recipient of the 2022-2023 Chittenden Fellowship. This is a prestigious fellowship at Illinois meant to support a graduate student who has a research agenda focused on the intersection of health, wellness,

Carson Smith Receives Award

Undergraduate Research Assistant Carson Smith received an award for Outstanding Presentation for his spoken presentation, titled Development and Iteration of Medication Adherence: Applications for Older Adults, at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Carson!

Lab Members Present at Research Symposium

Nine undergraduate students from the HFA Lab presented at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Carson Smith delivered a spoken presentation, while Faith Burnham, Maya Dye, Husna Hussaini, Shaunik Kapoor, Emma Lachs, Hannah Serio, Eldrick Surheyao, and Kyreon Williams presented posters.

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