Research/ Publications (selected)

My research currently focuses on understanding user needs and experiences to derive insights to inform the design of socio-technical solutions. My work integrate Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) and health informatics research methods and theories. I also draw from agile and design thinking approaches to develop technology-based, and user-centered interventions.

ONGOING RESEARCH

  • “Social Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19 pandemic and the Implications on Health Behaviors.”. This is an interdisciplinary project with Dr. Francoise Kazimierczuk from Allied Health at University of Cincinnati and Dr. Jennifer Sharp, Dr. Kevin V Lotz, and Prof. Crystal Summers from Northern Kentucky University. This study will inform the design and development of technology intervention to remedy loneliness and social isolation.
  • Use of AI to identify success factors for African American Students’ graduation attainment in STEM majors to inform the design of novel interventions.
  • Design, Development, and Evaluation of “Mom’s Care Circle” Mobile App for improving Social support for low-income mothers to prevent adverse health outcomes for mothers and infants.
  • Design, Development, and Evaluation of “Tandem Journal” Mobile App for improving compassionate interaction between new parents (partners).
  • Design and Development of Voice User Interfaces for feminine Stress-care.
  • Design and development of a socio-technical Support intervention for teenage cyber-bullying Victims.
  • Designing an intervention for single father’s wellness.

PUBLICATIONS

Annu Sible Prabhakar. 2021. Design Thinking For Technology Design. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE ’21), October 6–9, 2021, Snow Bird, UT, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA

Josette Riep and Annu Prabhakar. 2021. Leveraging Bias Conscious Artificial Intelligence to Increase STEM Graduates Among Underrepresented Populations. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE ’21), October 6–9, 2021, Snow Bird, UT, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA

Andrew S. Burgdorf and Annu Sible Prabhakar. 2021. Designing Technology for Single Fathers using Human-Centered Design Approach. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE ’21), October 6–9, 2021, Snow Bird, UT, USA.ACM, New York, NY, USA

Annu Sible Prabhakar, Elena Maris, and Indrani Medhi Thies. 2021. Toward Understanding the Cultural Influences on Social Media Use of Middle Class Mothers in India. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 400, 1–7. Paper Link

Sainz, A., Jung, H., Prabhakar, A (2020). Crafting Digital Experiences for Feminine Stress-care: An Exploratory Approach. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–8. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3382997 Paper Link

Prabhakar, A., Stolterman,  E., Šabanović, S. (2019). Understanding Life Transitions: A Case Study of Support Needs of Low-Income Mothers. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow,
Scotland Uk. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300878 Paper Link

Pabhakar, A., Guerra-Reyes, L., Effron, A., Kleinschmidt, V., Driscoll, M., Peters, C., Pereira, V., Alshehri, M., Ongwere, T., Siek, K. (2017). “Let me know if you need anything”: Support Realities of New Mothers. In the Proceedings of the Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017), (Acceptance: 25%) – Best Paper Award. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3154862.3154863 Paper Link

Prabhakar, A., Guerra-Reyes, L., Kleinschmidt, V., Jelen, B., MacLeod, H., Connelly, K. and Siek, K. (2017). Investigating the Suitability of the Asynchronous, Remote, Community-based Method for Pregnant and New Mothers. In the Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human-factors in Computing Systems 2017 (CHI 2017) 4924-4934 – Honorable Mention Award (top 5%). http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3025453.3025546 Paper Link

Natarajan, S., Prabhakar, A., Ramanan, N., Baglione, A., Connelly, K., Siek, K. (2017). Boosting for Postpartum Depression Prediction. In the Proceedings of the Second IEEE Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE 2017). https://doi.org/10.1109/CHASE.2017.82  Paper Link

Kumar, N., Cannanure, V., Gamage, D.,  Prabhakar, A., Sturm, C.,  Loaiza, C., Sable, D., Bhuiyan, M., and Rocha., M.  (2020) . HCI Across Borders and Sustainable Development Goals. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–8. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3375067

A Prabhakar. (2019). Designing Compassion Cultivating Interactions for New Mothers. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI’19 Extended Abstracts), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK .ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3308454

Annu Sible Prabhakar, Nikki Newhouse, Emma Simpson, Christine Wanjiru Mburu, Nova Ahmed, and Yunan Chen. 2019. MatHealthXB: Designing Across Borders for Global Maternal Health. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI’19 Extended Abstracts), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland
UK.  ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3308454

Prabhakar, A., Bharadwaj, A., Shivaprakash, S., Liang, X., Siek, K., Connelly, K. (2018). Designing Social Support Enabling Mobile Application for New Mothers. In Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA​. http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2277755

Prabhakar, A.(2018) Designing for Compassion Cultivation. In the Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human-factors in Computing Systems 2018 (CHI 2018) Extended Abstract. ACM: New York. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3170427.3173035

Guerra-Reyes, L., Christie, V. M, Prabhakar, A.,  Siek, A. (2017).  Mind the Gap: Assessing the Disconnect Between Postpartum Health Information Desired and Health Information Received, Women’s Health Issues, Volume 27, Issue 2, March–April 2017, Pages 167-173, ISSN 1049-3867, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2016.11.004.

MacLeod, H., Jelen, B., Prabhakar, A., Oehlberg, L., Siek, K. and Connelly, K. (2016). Asynchronous Remote Communities (ARC) for Researching Distributed Populations. In the Proceedings of the Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2016), (Acceptance: 35%)

Guerra-Reyes, L., Christie, V. M., Prabhakar, A., Harris, A. L., & Siek, K. A. (2016). Postpartum Health Information Seeking Using Mobile Phones: Experiences of Low-Income Mothers. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(1), 13-21.

Prabhakar, A., Bharadwaj, A., Shivaprakash, S., Liang, X., Siek, K., Connelly, K. (2016). Designing Social Support enabling Bobile Application for new Moms Poster session presented at WISH 2016 – Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare. San Jose, CA

MacLeod, H., Jelen, B., Prabhakar, A., Oehlberg, L., Siek, K. and Connelly, K. (2016). Lessons Learned from Conducting Group-Based Research on Facebook. In CHI 2016 Case Studies.

Guerra-Reyes, K. Siek, A. Harris, A. Prabhakar, V. Christie (2015) “Between knowledge and social Support: Health information seeking using mobile phones among low income new mothers” 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (October 31 – November 4, 2015) (Public Health Education and Health Promotion).

A Prabhakar, J. Thompson, E. Inglert, K.Ossman, L.Caldwell, G.Suckarieh, and R.Soma,”E- Portfolios as a Value Added Component of Undergraduate Technical Curriculum – Experiences Gained, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions”, 3T: Teaching, Techniques & Technology Conference, Cincinnati OH, April 28, 2012

Prabhakar, “Applying Pair Programming for Advanced Java Course: a Different Approach” SIGITE Conference, October 2011, West Point Military Academy, NY.

A. Prabhakar, “Use of Blogs to improve freshmen class communication” Intertech, March 2010, Brazil

Abafo, A Prabhakar, “Infusing Simplex Creative Problem Solving into Composition”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY March 2010

Suckarieh, L. Caldwel, A. Prabhakar, R. Soman, “E-Portfolio Applications in College of Applied Science at UC with LiveText”,  e-portfolio day,  Columbus OH, 2009

Prabhakar, G. Suckarieh,”Using E-Portfolios in Applied Science Programs, Conference on Assessment of Students and Programs.” October 2008, Eastern Michigan University,

Suckarieh, A. Prabhakar, J. Thompson, “Path to undergraduate e- portfolio implementation” ODCE Conference March 2008, Columbus OH

A. Prabhakar, V. Westheider, “Information Technology Freshmen Learning Community”, Ohio Digital Commons for Education(ODCE), March 2008, Columbus, OH,

Prabhakar, G.Suckarieh, B. Resnick, J. Dong, “Incorporating Experiential Learning for Students in Engineering Technology” Santos, Brazil, March 11-14, 2007

Thompson, G. Suckarieh, E. Inglert, A.Prabhakar, R. Soman. L. Caldwell “Launching ePortfolios for Learning, Assessment and Employment in a Technical College”, International Conference on e-portfolio, Oct 11- 14, 2006, Oxford, UK

A. Prabhakar, G. Suckarieh, E. Inglert, K. Ossman, J. Thompson, Laura Caldwell, V. Elkins, R. Soman, “Starting ePortfolios Project in Technology Programs”, Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) 2006 Conference , Columbus, OH, March 2006

A. Prabhakar, G. Suckarieh, T. Walker, “CASROL: A web-based knowledge management system”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education, Madrid, Spain Nov 2005

Prabhakar, Suckarieh, “Honors faculty project for improving knowledge sharing among the faculty” Mid-East Honors Association Conference, Columbus, OH 2005

Suckarieh, A. Prabhakar, T. Walker, “Design and Implementation of a web-based Knowledge Management System “, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education International Colloquium on Engineering Education, Beijing, China, Sep 2004

Suckarieh, A. Prabhakar, T. Walker, ” Implementing a Web-Based Knowledge Base for a construction company: Industry-Academia Collaboration “, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2004

Prabhakar, “Challenges in Teaching Web Programming using ASP.NET”, Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology Education International Conference, Atlanta, GA 2004

Prabhakar, “Developing ASP.NET Web Application using Microsoft Visual Studio.NET”, Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corp., Govt., Health, & Higher Ed., Phoenix, AZ, 2003

Suckarieh, A. Prabhakar, T. Walker, “Enriching Learning Experience Using an Interdisciplinary Project In the Honors Program”. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Inter American Association for Engineering and Technology Education. June 2004.

Prabhakar, G. Suckarieh, T. Walker, J.R. Strayhorn, A. Beard, “Honors Projects for industry-academia collaboration, Community service, enrichment and more… Experience of faculty and students at College of Applied Science.” Annual Honors Faculty Development Seminar Cincinnati, OH 2004

Prabhakar, G. Suckarieh, T. Walker, J.R. Strayhorn, A. Beard, “Innovative Approach to Honors Education: Real-World Projects and More…”, Mid-East Honors Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN 2004

Hazem Said, S. Leung, M. Stockman, R. McMahon, Prabhakar, T. Wulf, and T. Sanyal, “An Implementation of a Software Development Track in an Information Technology Degree Program”, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Information Technology Education, Salt Lake City, UT, October 28-30, 2004.

Mark Stockman, Hazem Said, S. Leung, L. Chaytor, C. Christopherson, S. Geonetta, D. Humpert, P. Kumpf, R. McMahon, J. Nyland, Prabhakar, T. Sanyal, R. Schlemmer, V. Tadayon, and T. Wulf, “An Implementation of Secondary Tracks in an Information Technology Degree Program”, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Information Technology Education, Salt Lake City, UT, October 28-30, 2004.

Hazem Said, M. Stockman, S. Leung, L. Chaytor, C. Christopherson, S. Geonetta, D. Humpert, P. Kumpf, R. McMahon, J. Nyland, Prabhakar, T. Sanyal, R. Schlemmer, V. Tadayon, and T. Wulf, “An Implementation of a Core Curriculum in an Information Technology Degree Program”, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Information Technology Education, Salt Lake City, UT, October 28-30, 2004.