Nazanin Andalibi

105 S.State St.
Research Fellow and Research Investigator, School of Information


My research addresses the critical problem of understanding how social computing systems can be designed to not only enable people to share information, but also to facilitate meaningful interaction, realize opportunities for social support, and maximize human well-being. I use mixed methods and theorize social media behaviors such as sensitive disclosures and interactions around them, and provide designs and recommendations for social technologies that foster mental/emotional well-being. I concentrate on forms of human experience that can be isolating, stigmatized, and lead to distress including abuse, mental illness, and pregnancy loss.

In Fall 2019, I will be an assistant professor at UMSI.

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Areas of interest

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Social Computing, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), Health Informatics, Self-disclosure, Privacy, Stigma, Identity, Social Support, Well-being, Social Media


Ph.D. Information Studies, Drexel University
M.S. Socio-technical Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology
B.S. Theoretical Computer Science, Sharif University of Technology