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Sun Young Park is an Assistant Professor in the Stamps School of Art and Design and the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Her research uses design ethnography to study patient engagement, patient-provider collaboration, patient-centered health technology, and technology adaptation. Her work has been awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She received a Ph.D. in Informatics at UC, Irvine, and an M.Des. from Carnegie Mellon University.


University of Michigan



National Tsing Hua University

Pei-Yi (Patricia) Kuo is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Her research focuses on studying and developing digital health interventions and technologies to encourage behavior change in domains of well-being (health, aging, and environmental awareness). She received her Ph.D. in communication and computer science from Northwestern University in 2017. She has previously conducted research at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, Philips Research North America, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, LORD Cultural Resources, and the Institute for Information Industry.



IBM Watson Health

Andrea Barbarin is a Design Research Lead at IBM Watson Health (Ann Arbor, MI). She uses mixed methods (i.e., collects and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data) to explore how data-driven technologies can support healthcare providers as they work with patients and their caregivers. She is particularly interested in how these technologies can be leveraged for use with diverse and underserved populations. Additionally, as a licensed and experienced attorney, she is interested in the intersection between AI, health technology, and policy/regulation. She received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information, as well as a JD from The George Washington Law School.

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Elizabeth Kaziunas is a postdoctoral researcher at AI Now, a research institute at New York University studying the social impact of artificial intelligence. Her research investigates sociotechnical factors that impact people’s experiences of health and is currently focused on understanding the practices and politics of care in relation to data-driven decision making and AI-mediated technologies. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s School of Information and has an M.S. in Information from Syracuse University.


AI Now Institute - NYU



IBM Watson Health

Astrid Chow is a Senior UX Product Design Lead and Strategist at IBM Watson Health (Cambridge, MA) where she leads transdisciplinary teams focused on user experience design related to AI and healthcare. She is passionate about consumer health products and services that facilitate behavior activation and change. Astrid serves as a board member for the User Experience Professionals’ Association (UXPA) Boston Chapter. Additionally, she is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at events such as the IA Summit and O’Reilly’s AI Conference. She holds an MBA in Strategy and an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

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University of Michigan

Karandeep Singh is an Assistant Professor of Learning Health Sciences, Internal Medicine, and Information at the University of Michigan. He is a physician, researcher, and educator interested in using informatics and data science to help vulnerable populations. He completed his internal medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, and a nephrology fellowship in the combined Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital program in Boston, MA. He completed his medical education at the University of Michigan Medical School and holds a master’s degree in medical sciences in Biomedical Informatics from Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in internal medicine, nephrology, and clinical informatics.

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Lauren Wilcox conducts human-centered research at Google Health, to align AI advancements in healthcare with the needs of people working both individually and in care teams. Wilcox studies the influence of AI and health technology on human communication and behavior and the implications for design that follow from these insights. Lauren is also an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where she directs the Health Experience and Applications Lab (Hx Lab). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

Lauren Wilcox

Georgia Tech/Google, Inc.



University of Michigan

Walter S. Lasecki is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he directs the Crowds+Machines (CROMA) Lab. He is the founding Director of the Center for Hybrid Intelligence Systems (HyIntS Center). Prof. Lasecki and his students create interactive intelligent systems that are robust enough to be used in real-world settings by combining both human and machine intelligence to exceed the capabilities of either. These systems let people be more productive, and improve access to the world for people with disabilities. He received a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2019 and received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Rochester in 2015.

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