The Team

Our team is composed of researchers and students from the UnBIASED project, a collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Diego.

Naba Rizvi

Naba Rizvi, is a queer international student from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, a 2nd-year Ph.D student at the University of California, San Diego, and a 2020 NCWIT Collegiate Award recipient. Her research interests include exploring the intersections of race, gender, disability, and sexual orientation to guide inclusive participatory design research.

Reggie Casanova-Perez, MS, is a migrant trans-non-binary 4th-year Ph.D. student in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington. His research interests focuses on making healthcare information systems more inclusive to gender-diverse patients using approaches from feminism and queer theory.

Lisa Dirks

Lisa G. Dirks, MS, MLIS is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington Information School. She is originally from Alaska and grew up in a rural Unangan (Aleut) community in the Western Aleutian Islands. A social and information scientist, her research interests include health informatics, human-information interaction, user experience, Indigenous health, research dissemination, and community-engaged and participatory research.

Harshini Ramaswamy, is a 4th-year South Asian American undergraduate student studying Cognitive Science with a specialization in Design and Interaction at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include human-centered design and research in technology and healthcare settings.

Emily Bascom

Emily Bascom is a 4th-year undergraduate student studying Informatics with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Washington. Her research interests surround how information is disseminated by organizations and uptaken by the public and how to holistically represent users in HCI research.

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Nadir Weibel

Nadir Weibel, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, and a Research Health Science Specialist at the VA San Diego Health System. He is one of the faculty of the UCSD Design Lab, Contextual Robotics Institute, Center for Population and Health Systems, and the Research Center on Optimal Digital Ethics. His work on Human-centered eXtended Intelligence is situated at the intersection of computer science, design, and the health sciences. Current work focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, Artifical Intelligence, and eXtended Reality, investigating tools, techniques, and infrastructure to support the deployment of innovative interactive multimodal and tangible devices in context, studying and quantifying the cognitive consequences of the introduction of this technology in the everyday life.