Research Areas: HCI; Social Computing; Health Equity; Social Justice; Civic Computing; Public Health
Andrea Grimes Parker is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Parker holds a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University. From 2018-2019, she was a Northeastern University Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice Research Faculty Scholar.
Dr. Parker is the founder and director of the Wellness Technology Research Lab at Georgia Tech. Her interdisciplinary research spans the domains of human-computer interaction (HCI) and public health, as she examines how social and interactive computing systems can be designed to address health disparities. Dr. Parker’s research has been funded through awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, the Aetna Foundation, and Google. She has served as Co-Chair for the 2020 Symposium for the Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Health, a steering committee member for the NSF Smart & Connected Health Visioning Workshop, Co-chair for the Technical Program Committee of the EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, and received several best paper nominations for her research on health equity.