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Gabriela Marcu

Gabriela Marcu

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/105 S. State St. Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


Gabriela Marcu studies the role of mobile and collaborative technologies in behavioral interventions and care coordination. She designs and evaluates apps and other technologies to understand how they fit their context of use, through community-based approaches, participatory design, and user experience methods.

Areas of interest

Human-centered design; participatory research and design; behavioral and mental health; ubiquitous computing

Honors and 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


UMSI at CSCW 2021
UMSI researchers to present award-winning research at 2021 CSCW

UMSI faculty and students are presenting nearly thirty papers at the 2021 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).

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Neighbor saving neighbor during an opioid crisis using a smartphone

A UMSI researcher says empowering communities to form an opioid crisis response network based around the technology we carry with us every day can save lives when an overdose is suspected.

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