Innovative and Accessible Health Care for All

The research program aims at developing innovative, accessible and scalable socio-technical solutions to deliver health care service to the population/patients with diverse backgrounds for addressing health disparities and facilitating health promotion.

Ongoing Projects

  • Promoting Physical Activity with Conversational Agents for Sedentary Older Adults

    • Current Student: Smit Desai, Caywin Zhuang
    • Funding: CCTS, Mather Institute
    • Partners: Partners in Care Foundation, Mather Institute
  • Developing everyday Rehabilitation Assistants for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke in the Rural Area

    • Current Students: Alisha Mahkri, Omar Babu
  • Developing a motivational-interview agent to promote COVID-19 vaccine uptake

    • Current Student: Chaewon Bak
    • Funding: Jump ARCHES 2021
  • Exploring the design of sociotechnical solutions for the underrepresented minorities adolescents with depressive and anxiety symptoms

    • Current Student: Lixcy Vega
  • Bridging digital phenotype and behavioral promotion models to address evolving needs across the cancer continuum

    • Current Students: Chaewon Bak, Omar Babu
    • Funding: Cancer Center at Illinois

Selected Publications

  1. Chin, J., Quinn, K., Muramatsu, N. & Marquez, D. (accepted). A user study on the feasibility and acceptance of delivering physical activity programs to older adults through conversational agents. In Proceedings of the 64th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Ongoing Funding

  • NIH CCTS Pilot Grant UL1TR002003 from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2018/11/16 – 2020/11/15)
  • Mather Institute
  • Jump ARCHES Spring 2021