Gabriela Marcu

105 S. State St.
Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information


Gabriela Marcu studies the role of mobile and information systems in coordination of care for vulnerable populations. Her work has especially focused on applied behavior analysis for children with special needs, and other behavioral and mental health services. She designs and evaluates apps and other technologies to ensure that they fit their intended context of use, through community-based approaches, participatory design, and user experience research.

Areas of interest

Human-centered design; participatory research and design; collaboration of care teams; behavioral and mental health; special education

Honors & Awards

Siebel Scholar; Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT); Early Career Mentor Award, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Math and Computer Science Division


PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
BS in Informatics, University of California, Irvine