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 for vulnerable populations. My work has especially focused on applied behavior analysis for children with special needs, and other behavioral and mental health services. My expertise is in designing and evaluating apps and other technologies to ensure that they fit their users. I specialize in community-based approaches, participatory design, and user experience (UX) research.
My research interests include:
computer-supported cooperative work
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. See examples of my past outreach efforts here.
June 1 | Start date of my new NSF award, “Understanding how health information technology mediates collaborative reflection within care teams”.
May 5 | Attending another WISH Symposium to present our work on two projects:
Helping teachers and therapists triage all of the autism-related apps available [pdf]
Understanding the multifaceted work in a pediatric feeding disorders clinic [pdf]
May 4 | Excited to see this passion project come to fruition in IEEE Pervasive Computing, and looking forward to writing more on this topic: “Strategies for Inclusion in the Design of Pervasive Computing for Health and Wellbeing”. [pdf]
Mar 8 | Our paper “Supporting Behavior Management with a Classroom Display Providing Immediate Feedback to Students” has been accepted to PervasiveHealth 2019. [pdf]
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.
Nov 16 | I am a recipient of the 2018 CUR Math and Computer Science Early Career Mentor Award for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate researchers.