A list of current and previous research projects. Please email for more information or copies of publications.

Current Projects

LGBTQ+ Cross-Platform Presentation: We live in multi-platform environments where people often use not just one, but many different social media as part of their online lives. How do LGBTQ+ people navigate their self-presentation across these different spaces? 

Communication Technology as Infrastructure: Communication technologies are integral to coordination and collaboration, particularly in hospitals. How can necessary changes to these technologies be implemented with least disruption to workflows?

O’Leary, K., Liebovitz, D., Wu, R., Ravi, K., Knoten, C., Sun, M., Walker, A., and Reddy, M. (Accepted). Hospital-based Clinicians’ Use of Technology for Patient-Care Related Communication: A National Survey. Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Walker, A., Reddy, M., and O'Leary, K. (Submitted). Moving Beyond Pagers: Clinicians’ Perspective on Smartphone Use in Hospitals. In Proc. of ACM Conf. on Supporting Group Work (GROUP '18).

Previous Projects

Privacy Skills: Learning how to protect your privacy online is a complex set of overlapping social and technical skills. Where and how do people actually learn these skills? 

Content Creation and Privacy Concerns: The barriers to create and share content online have been lowered by increased access to information and communication technologies. However, the distribution of who contributes and how remains unequal. Are privacy concerns around having personal information stolen online a potential factor to help explain this unequal distribution?