Beenish Chaudhry, PhD
School of Computing and Informatics, University of Louisiana, USA
Beenish Chaudhry is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Informatics at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to this, she was a Postdoctoral fellow in Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications at the University of Notre Dame. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction from Indiana University at Bloomington. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana (2012-2014) where she taught a number of Computer Science courses at undergraduate level.
Beenish's research interests lie at the intersection of pervasive/ mobile computing, human-computer interaction and health informatics. She uses user-centered design methodology to design and evaluate mobile applications for chronically ill, low literacy populations. She also uses a number of theoretical and empirical tools such as Community-Based Participatory Research, Participatory Action Research and Social Determinants to study social, ethical, clinical and health impact of technology tools on people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.Beenish has published and reviewed articles for a number of health informatics and human-computer interaction journals and conference proceedings. She has developed several health and nursing research management software applications for mobile devices and desktops. She is an avid attendee of hackathons, and wants to use her skills to solve world's pressing problems.