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Gesselman, Amanda Kinsey Institute / IUB
Bio: Dr. Gesselman is a social psychologist and a research scientist at the Kinsey Institute. Dr. Gesselman's research examines dating and sexuality of single adults — with an emphasis on technology and health behaviors — and on the psychology, sexuality, and health of romantic couples.
Disciplines: Social Psychology
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Mabry, Patricia L. IU Network Science Institute / IUB
Bio: Dr. Mabry joined the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) as its first Executive Director in October 2015. She manages the IUNI staff (12), oversees policy development for the organization, and fosters development of IUNI educational offerings and pursuit of collaborative grant applications by the Institute’s 150 faculty affiliates. Dr. Mabry also holds a faculty appointment as a Senior Research Scientist in the IU-Bloomington School of Public Health. In this role, she collaborates on research projects and manuscripts related to topics in systems science and health. Prior to joining IU, Dr. Mabry was a Senior Advisor for Disease Prevention in the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she led two of the Office’s six strategic priorities: 1) development of a portfolio analysis tool based on machine learning to deeply characterize NIH investments in prevention research, and 2) promote the use and development of the best methods for prevention research. Also at NIH, Dr. Mabry was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) for over eight years, including one year as Acting Deputy Director. There, Dr. Mabry facilitated the adoption of systems science methods by behavioral and social scientists. She led funding announcements in transdisciplinary research, methodology and measurement, and systems science and produced the annual Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH). She also co-led Envision, a network of computational modeling teams focused on policy interventions to combat obesity. Before joining the federal government Dr. Mabry held positions in academia and private industry. She is a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and has been an active contributor to the annual International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, including as Conference Chair (2010). Dr. Mabry holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.
Disciplines: Psychology
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Park, Irene Psychiatry, School of Medicine-South Bend / IUPUI - South Bend
Bio: Dr. Irene Park is Assistant Research Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend. Broadly, Dr. Park’s research examines sources of risk and resilience in the mental health of immigrant and racial/ethnic minority populations. Using an ecological approach, Dr. Park seeks to understand the sociocultural contexts in which ethnic minority youths reside, particularly the contexts of culture and family, as they relate to youths’ mental health. She is interested in understanding how personal and sociocultural networks influence mental health outcomes, health disparities, and access to mental health services. Currently, Dr. Park is investigating racial/ethnic discrimination and mental health in Latino families, with the aim of identifying mediating mechanisms (e.g., anger regulation) and risk/protective factors in the discrimination—mental health link among Mexican-origin adolescents; this research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Park received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship through the Family Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis, focusing on family processes and child/adolescent mental health in diverse contexts. Dr. Park served on the faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Notre Dame before joining the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013.
Disciplines: psychology
Shih, Patrick Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing / Bloomington
Bio: I'm an Assistant Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. I am a Fellow of the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC). I am also an affiliated faculty at the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI), and the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine. I am interested in utilizing mixed methods approaches to tackle research problems in online and geographic communities. Specifically, my current research focuses on leveraging awareness of individual and community activities embedded in sensor technologies, smart devices, social media, and online forums in the design and construction of novel persuasive interfaces and civic engagement platforms that facilitate sustainable motivational and behavioral changes.