April Pereira

Visiting Scholar


April Pereira is currently a visiting student at the Human Factors & Aging (HFA) Laboratory and currently a Ph.D. student in the Cognitive Psychology program at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Her research spans topics such

Tongxin Sun

Visiting Scholar


Tongxin is currently a visiting student at the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory and a second-year Ph.D. student in Information Design at Tsinghua University. Her research focuses on supporting and facilitating social engagement of older adults through the

Avinash Gupta

Faculty Affiliate


Dr. Avinash Gupta is a Specialized Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at UIUC. He is also a faculty affiliate in the Jump Simulation Center, CI-MED. He teaches software and hardware engineering

Camryn Lynn

Graduate Student


Camryn Lynn is a first-year graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in Health Technology. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in medical device design. 

Camryn’s research interests include home health interventions, designing for chronically ill individuals,

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 Health and Kinesiology.  She has an appointment in Educational

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

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