Tooba Umar

tumar2@illinois.edu Bachelor’s Degree: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) Tooba is a Master of Health Administration student in College of Applied Health Sciences with interests in human factors in aging.  Research Interests   Human factor  Aging Concerns, Challenges, and everyday Solution Strategies (ACCESS)  Everyday Needs Assessment for Cognitive Tasks (ENACT) 

Mimi Trinh

Bachelor’s Degree:Florida State University, Psychology, 2019 Mimi Trinh is a first year graduate student in Community Health with an interest in adoption of digital health technology for older adults.  Research Interests  Human Factors and Aging  Digital health technology for older adults Technology acceptance among older adults

Carson Smith

cwsmith4@illinois.edu Bachelor’s Degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022 Carson is a student in the Health Technology master’s program. He has worked in the Human Factors and Aging Lab since starting his undergraduate degree in 2019. Carson hopes to pursue a career in health technology development for older adults after earning his Masters […]

Madina Khamzina

Master’s Degree: Master of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, 2012 Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, 2010 M.KHAMZINA_CV.pdf Madina Khamzina is Ph.D. candidate in Community Health. Her research interests include successful aging and aging with disabilities, well-being and quality of life of older adults, and technologies for improving social engagement. Research […]

Erin Heniff

Bachelor’s Degree: B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Marquette University, 2021 Erin is a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) graduate student within the Speech and Hearing Sciences department and is studying to become an audiologist Research Interests Cochlear implantation Hearing amplification devices Late-deafened population

Maurita Harris

Master’s Degree: Community Health, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology, North Carolina State University Curriculum Vitae.pdf Maurita T. Harris is a doctoral candidate in the Community Health program within the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Her research focuses on four themes: health and disability; human factors; gerontology; and technology. Research Interests Digital health interventions Health […]

Summer Xia Yu Chen

Master’s Degree: Social Work, New York University, 2019 Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology, Tsinghua University, 2017 Summer Chen is a doctoral student in Social Work. Her research interests include understanding the effect of assistive technology in caregiving, as well as identifying the technology-based interventions for older adults’ mental wellness. Research Interests Digital Divide Technology and Aging in place Technology-based interventions

Kenny Blocker

Master’s Degree: Psychology (Cognitive Aging), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017 Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology and Sociology, Florida State University  KennethABlocker_CV.pdf Kenneth A. Blocker is a doctoral candidate in the Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning program within the Department of Educational Psychology. His research interests include promoting behavior change through ambient and/or environmental technologies, health self-management, technology design and acceptance, cognitive aging, educational […]

Megan Bayles

Master’s Degree: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Community Health, 2021 Bachelor’s Degree: Florida State University, Psychology and Statistics, 2017 Bayles_CV_2022.pdf Research Interests Human-Robot Interaction Human Factors and Aging Working with older adults aging with disability Technology Accessibility