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Contact

Gabriela Marcu
Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Michigan

3438 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

gmarcu -at- umich.edu

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. Previously, I was in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. I hold a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS in Informatics from the University of California, Irvine. 

I study the role of mobile and information systems in coordination of care, collaboration of care teams, and access to care for underserved populations. I design and evaluate systems to ensure that they fit their users, through primarily qualitative methods from community-based approaches, participatory design, and user experience (UX) research. My work focuses on applied behavior analysis for children with special needs, and other behavioral and mental health services.

My research interests include:

  • human-computer interaction

  • ubiquitous computing

  • computer-supported cooperative work

  • qualitative methods

 

  • mental health and wellbeing

  • stigma, trauma, and marginalization

  • user experience and empathy

  • participatory approaches to research and design

I am also passionate about broadening participation in computing and changing the culture of computing. Read about my outreach efforts here.


News

Mar 8 | Our paper “Supporting Behavior Management with a Classroom Display Providing Immediate Feedback to Students” has been accepted to PervasiveHealth 2019.

Feb 15 | As we launch our first pilot study of the UnityPhilly app, which helps community members respond to opioid overdoses and save lives, this project has been featured by local media in Philadelphia.

Jan 7 | Our paper “Breakdowns in Home-School Collaboration for Behavioral Intervention” was accepted to CHI 2019. [pdf]

Nov 16 | I am a recipient of the 2018 CUR Math and Computer Science Early Career Mentor Award for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate researchers.

Sept 18 | Looking forward to continuing conversations about conducting research with stigmatized populations at our CSCW 2018 workshop. [website]


Travel

May 4-9 | CHI in Glasgow

Teaching

SI 422: Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation (Winter ‘19)

SI 672: Applied Clinical Informatics (Winter ‘19)