Graduate Students

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Laura H. Barg-Walkow

Completing the requirements for Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology
M.S. Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
B.A. Psychology; Minor: Global Health Technologies, Rice University, 2011
Bio: Laura H. Barg-Walkow is a doctoral student in the Engineering Psychology program. Her research interests include medical human factors, interruptions, errors, and training, particularly in the domain of health care. Her current dissertation work is on understanding interruptions and task coordination in emergency departments
email Lhbw3@gatech.edu
phone 404-894-8344
scholar Curriculum Vitae
scholar Resume

 

 

 

 

Kenneth A. Blocker

Completing the requirements for Master of Science in Cognitive Aging, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Psychology and Sociology, Florida State University, 2013
Bio: 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.
email kblocker3@gatech.edu
phone 404-894-8344
scholar Curriculum Vitae

 

 

chong_a

Amy Wing-Lam Chong

Completing the requirements for Master of Science in Cognitive Aging
B.S.Sc. Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015
Bio: 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.
email amywlchong@gatech.edu
phone 404-894-8344
scholar Curriculum Vitae

 

 

harrington_c

Christina N. Harrington

Completing the requirements for Ph.D. in Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. Industrial Design, North Carolina State University, 2013
B.S. Electrical Engineering; Minor in Industrial Design, Virginia Tech, 2009
Bio: 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.
email cnh@gatech.edu  
phone404-894-8344
scholar Curriculum Vitae

 

 

harris_m

Maurita T. Harris

Completing the requirements for a Master’s in Public Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2015
Bio: 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.
email maurita2@illinois.edu 
phone217-300- 4810
scholar Curriculum Vitae

 

 

mcglynn_s

Sean A. McGlynn

Completing the requirements for Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology
M.S. Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016
B.A. Double Major – Cognitive Science, Psychology; Minor – Neuroscience, University of Connecticut, 2011
Bio: 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.

 

email smcglynn6@gatech.edu
phone 404-894-8344
scholar Curriculum Vitae
scholar Resume

 

stuck_r

Rachel E. Stuck

Completing the requirements for M.S. in Engineering Psychology
B.A. Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina, SC, 2015
B.S. Hospitality Management, University of South Carolina, SC, 2011
Bio: 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.
email stuck.rachel@gatech.edu  
phone 404-894-8344
scholar Curriculum Vitae