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Mayara Costa Figueiredo

Ph.D student in Informatics, University of California, Irvine

I am a Ph.D. student in the Informatics Department at the University of California, Irvine, under the advisement of Dr. Yunan Chen and Dr. Kai Zheng. I am interested in how technology can be used to improve healthcare and assist patients, especially underserved populations and people with chronic conditions. I am currently investigating how patient-generated health data can be used to support patients and improve patient-provider interaction. My current project focuses on understanding the uncertainties women face when using self-tracking for fertility care and how to better support them. I have a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Science from Federal University of Pará, Brazil, and prior to my PhD I have worked for 5 years as an IT analyst and project manager in the same university.


  • –present
    Ph.D Candidate in Informatics, University of California, Irvine