Eldrick Surheyao

Eldrick is a sophomore majoring in Interdisciplinary Health Science with a concentration is Health and Aging. After graduation he hopes to further his education in order to pursue a career as a health care provider. He is currently deciding between a DMD/DDS or an MD route. Research InterestsEldrick’s research interests include the growing role of […]

Shreya Vellala

Shreya is a junior studying Integrative Biology. She joined the HFA Lab in the Summer of 2021. Shreya plans to go to PA school after graduation and eventually specialize in dermatology. Her research interests include improving patient experience and applying knowledge from the lab to her everyday interactions in the world.

Michael Varzino

Michael is a senior studying Kinesiology. He joined the HFA Lab in Fall of 2022. After graduation, Michael plans on continuing his education with a Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Michael’s research interests include exercise as medicine, health technology interventions, and successful aging in older adults.

Erika Steinman

Erika is a freshman pursuing her degree in Kinesiology. She joined the HFA Lab in Fall of 2022. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Kinesiology. Erika’s research interests include health behavior change interventions, personal development through physical activity and health, and human robot interaction.

Katherine Kodelis

Katherine is a junior studying Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Behavior Change. Katherine joined the HFA Lab in Fall of 2022. After graduation, she plans to attend law school in hopes of becoming a medical malpractice attorney. Katherine’s research interests include developing assistive technology that is effortless and accessible for older adults.

Yi Cao

Yi is a senior in Industrial Engineering focusing on Human Factors & Ergonomics with a minor in Art and Design. She joined the HFA Lab in the Fall of 2022. Her plan after graduation is to attend a UX or HCI related graduate program. Yi’s research interest generally lies in Interaction Design including User Experience […]

Afnaan Afsar Ali

Afnaan is a sophomore studying Community Health with a concentration in Health Planning and Administration. She joined the HFA Lab in the Spring of 2022. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Health. Research InterestsAfnaan’s research interests include improving equal access to healthcare and overall quality of life with assistive technologies.

Divya Bhookya

Divya is a junior studying Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Behavior Change. She joined the HFA Lab in the Spring of 2022. After graduating, Divya plans on continuing her education at an Optometry school to pursue a career of becoming an optometrist. Divya’s research interests include understanding the lifestyle of older adults […]