I’ve the pleasure of having a summer research experience under the supervision of Dr. Casey Overby at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The group of researchers I worked with explored user-centered tools for communicating big data in healthcare. With the growing number of clinical practice guidelines in precision medicine, updating these guidelines requires an involvement of multiple stakeholders. That would be a time consuming process. Mitigating this challenge requires developing computerized tools in order to maintain high quality and relevant updates in a timely manner. This project is under a grant proposal aims to improve the decision support for communicating genomic data.
I have worked on projects that aim to explore the online search behaviors of Arab users with the goal of informing global technology design and policy. This work is a Google funded research project to explore the search behavior and challenges of non-native speakers of English when searching in the English language. The preliminary findings suggest a strong disparity exists between the language distribution of Web content and the representation of speakers of different languages among Web users. In particular, I examined the search behaviors of Arab speakers when searching online in English and measure the differences when searching in Arabic vs. in English. The results of this research were presented at iConference 2016 and the paper can be found (here).