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About Me.

My background is in user experience, health informatics, and psychology. I have an in-depth understanding of qualitative research methods and experience working with various stakeholders.

The area of research I'm interested in is health technology, how people use and interact with technology, and how we can improve technology to better fit existing workflows and needs. Through research and design, my goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. 



Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Doctor of Philosophy: Media, Technology, and Society

Advised by Madhu Reddy and Maia Jacobs

Member of the People Information and Technology Changing Health (PITCH) Lab and Personalized and Adaptive Technology for Health (NuPATH) Lab


The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Master of Science: Information

Specialized in User Experience Research and Health Informatics

Member of the Daily Activities Lab and Healthcare Experience Lab


The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

Graduated with Departmental Honors

Member of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology




Austin, TX

User Experience Researcher
  • Conduct user research for various healthcare software.

  • Develop test plans, screeners, test scripts, and user workflows.

  • Lead and analyze user focus groups and stakeholder interviews.

  • Manage and analyze quantitative surveys.

  • Present actionable recommendations that improve user experience and meet business objectives.

  • Work closely with designers, project managers, business analysts, and engineers.

  • Assist with creating UX training material.


Daily Activities Lab

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Graduate Research Assistant
  • Collect and analyze quantitative data on willingness of caregivers to collect and share information.

  • Designed and conducted pilot study to determine the effectiveness of wearable sensors at measuring proximity between a parent and child.

  • Analyzed and visualized results in MATLAB.


Bridging Barriers Initiative

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Graduate Research Assistant
  • Assisted and collaborated with professors from Psychology, Communication Studies, Health Education, and Information Studies.

  • Performed literature reviews on effective dashboard creation and design.

  • Wrote white paper on the impact of dashboard design on comprehension of health information by individuals with low literacy levels.


Healthcare Experience Lab

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Graduate Research Assistant
  • Assisted researcher with conducting interviews of individuals recovering from an opioid addiction.

  • Analyzed qualitative data and created a user journey map.

  • Designed a mobile application to assist individuals in recovering from addiction.

  • Presented results at the UXPA International Conference.


Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

Applications Development Specialist
  • Provided training and support for REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) users.

  • Designed and built REDCap surveys and databases for research teams and healthcare professionals.

  • Developed hooks and plugins to enhance the usability and functionality of REDCap.

  • Wrote advanced SQL queries to extract administrative, clinical, financial, and demographic data for use by research teams.

  • Followed and created QA test plans to identify UI and performance issues for in-house software.

  • Designed and executed automated testing scripts to detect bugs for in-house software.


Under Review

Studd, H., Huang, Y., Lattie, E., Reddy, M., & Jacobs, M. (under review). Current Landscape of Self-Reflection for Mental Health Interventions.


Haldar, S., Studd, H., Wong, N., Mohr, D. C., Reddy, M., & Miller, E. S. (2022, November). Collaboration Challenges and Technology Opportunities at the Intersection of Perinatal and Mental Health Journeys. In Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 6, CSCW2, Article 501, 32 pages. [PDF]

Kornfield, R., Meyerhoff, J., Studd, H., Bhattacharjee, A., Williams, J. J., Reddy, M., & Mohr, D. C. (2022, April). Meeting Users Where They Are: User-centered Design of an Automated Text Messaging Tool to Support the Mental Health of Young Adults. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-16). [PDF]


Kalke, K., Studd, H., & Scherr, C. L. (2021). The communication of uncertainty in health: A scoping review. Patient education and counseling, 104(8), 1945-1961. [PDF]

Levin, H. I., Egger, D., Andres, L., Johnson, M., Bearman, S. K., & de Barbaro, K. (2021). Sensing everyday activity: Parent perceptions and feasibility. Infant Behavior and Development, 62, 101511. [PDF]


Levin, H. I., Levin, J. E., & Docimo, S. G. (2012). “I meant that med for Baylee not Bailey!”: a mixed method study to identify incidence and risk factors for CPOE patient misidentification. In AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 2012, p. 1294). American Medical Informatics Association. [PDF]

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