Andrea G. Parker
College of Computer & Information Science, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty
Office: 460 WVH
Professor Parker holds joint appointments in the Department of Health Sciences and the College of Computer & Information Science. Her interdisciplinary research examines how interactive computing applications can address racial, ethnic, and economic health disparities in domains such as nutrition and physical activity. She uses in-depth fieldwork to examine the intra-personal, social, cultural, and environmental factors that influence a person’s ability and desire to make healthy decisions. Using the insights gained in these investigations, she designs mobile, ubiquitous and collaborative computing systems to support health and wellness. Much of her research has focused on the design of interactive systems that help neighborhoods care for themselves, and systems that encourage adolescent and family-based behavior change.
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