Ryan Santens

Graduate Student

Ryan is currently a PhD student in Community Health. His areas of research interest extend knowledge gleaned from transdisciplinary inquiries investigating intersectional aspects of the social, psychological and spiritual underpinnings of cultural systems of power and their function

Wendy Rogers

Lab Director

Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D., is Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Her primary appointment is in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health.  She has an appointment in

Jade Marks

Research Staff

Jade is a recent UIUC grad with a Bachelor’s in Community Health. She is currently working on the Human-Robot Interaction Scoping Review. Her research interests include assistive technologies in long-term care facilities, health technology perceptions, and human-robot interaction

Megan Bily

Research Staff

Megan is a recent UIUC grad with a Bachelor’s in I-Health and a minor in Public Health Sciences. She currently works on our Stretch Robot project in collaboration with Hello Robot and the Veteran Needs Assessment Study. Megan

Yao-Lin Tsai

Graduate Student

Yao-Lin is currently a PhD student here in our lab and works on the STRETCH Robot Project that focuses on behavioral design for aging people. His research interests are social robotics including robot motion planning, indoor navigation, and

Michael Varzino

Graduate Student

Michael is currently a Master’s student in the Health Technology program here at UIUC. He works on our Blood Pressure study and related literature reviews. Michael’s research interests include human factors, exercise as medicine, and health technology interventions.

Willencia Louis-Charles

Graduate Student

Willencia is a Master’s student here at UIUC. She works on our CREATE Virtual Reality and Decision Support projects. Her research interests include human-computer interactions, assistive technologies, and equitable access to health technologies.

Bachelor’s Degree: Biomedical Engineering, Marquette

Prasanna Vuyyuru

Graduate Student

Prasanna is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. She works with older adults in our blood pressure study. With a strong academic background in dentistry and practical experience in healthcare, Prasanna is passionate about utilizing

Md Refat Uz Zaman Sajib

Graduate Student

Sajib was a licensed dentist in his home country. He became involved in public health and research with a motivation to have an impact on larger population groups. After working on several community-based health research projects for hard-to-reach

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