Dr. Arriaga is a developmental psychologist in the School of Interactive Computing. Her emphasis is on using psychological theories and methods to address fundamental topics of human computer interaction. Her current research interest is in the area of chronic care management. Recently she has addressed some of the following questions: how software solutions can improve asthma management in children, how crowd sourcing can aid individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their caregiver, and how lab-based technologies can be scaled and deployed to broaden their impact. She is interested in test the hypothesis that systems designed with principles of human development and cognition can be effective across different clinical populations simply by altering the content (e.g., from asthma information to diabetes information).
She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Harvard University. She has been at Georgia Tech since 2007. During that time she has graduated 5 PhD students. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to HCI and Cognitive Science as well as the the User Experience Class for GT-Coursera.