The Wellbeing & Health Innovation (WHI) lab is affiliated with the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State.

In the WHI lab, we develop novel HCI and UbiComp technologies to improve health and wellbeing at scale. Our research leverages mobile phones, sensors, and online data to passively model health behaviors and contexts. We also design data-driven and just-in-time interventions with a focus on sustained engagement.

Our research spreads across several application domains including passive sensing of sleep and circadian disruption, relapse detection in bipolar disorder, and using Amazon Alexa for effective PTSD interventions. Our work is inherently interdisciplinary — we closely collaborate with teams from the College of Health and Human Development, Hershey Medical Center, and College of Communications.

We are looking for students to join our lab!