Kenneth A. Blocker is a doctoral student in the Cognitive Aging program. His research interests include cognitive aging, technology design and acceptance, educational technology, medical human factors, and healthcare. His current work is on better understanding the various factors that influence the management strategies of older adults with hypertension who have struggled with adhering to their antihypertensive medication(s), as well as understanding how to better design social networking applications for older adults based on the preferences of current users and non-users.
Amy Wing-Lam Chong is pursuing a doctoral degree in Cognitive Aging. Her research interests are aging, healthcare, and decision making. Her current project is investigating age-related differences in medication risk taking, influences of a collaborative experience on individuals’ risk-taking preferences, and how those influences may be different for younger and older adults.
Christina N. Harrington is a Ph.D. student in Design at Georgia Tech. She is a graduate research assistant in the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory where her research focuses on the evaluation and development of accessible technologies and interfaces that support healthy aging, specifically the ability for older adults to successfully conduct activities that will improve their health and socialization. Her dissertation research focuses on the efficacy of device displays and interfaces in affecting health-related behavior change and the ability to increase physical activity in the older adult population.
Maurita T. Harris is a graduate student working towards a Master’s of Community Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include aging, technology design and acceptance, educational technology, video game design, and robotics.
Sean A. McGlynn is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Engineering Psychology department. His research interests include user-interface design, human-robot interaction, virtual and augmented environments, design for older adults, technology acceptance; and cognitive aging. His current research focuses on developing a psychology-based model of the experience of presence (a user’s sense of ‘being there’) in virtual environments.
Rachel E. Stuck is a graduate student in the Engineering Psychology program. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, assistive technology and robotics, aging with impairments or disabilities, healthcare, and trust. Her current research focuses on understanding trust between older adults and personal care attendants.