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

Divya Bhookya

Divya Bhookya is a senior studying Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Her plan is to attend Optometry school after graduating. 

Divya’s research interests include understanding how cognitive impairment or vision loss affects daily life activities in older adults through interviews. 

Maya Dye

Maya Dye is a senior studying Speech and Hearing Science. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology.

Maya’s research interests include improving communication needs with technology as well as daily challenges and solutions experienced by late

Olivia Kuhl

Olivia is a senior studying Speech & Hearing Science with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. She is the Assistant Laboratory Coordinator for the Human Factors & Aging Lab and joined the lab in Fall of 2020. Following graduation, Olivia plans

Megan Bayles

Master’s Degree: 
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Community Health, 2021

Bachelor’s Degree: 
Florida State University, Psychology and Statistics, 2017

Research Interests

  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human Factors and Aging
  • Working with older adults aging with disability
  • Technology Accessibility 

Graduate Alumni

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • 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 State University

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) 
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