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Gagan Jindal

October 13th, 2019 by

Junior Fellow

Gagan Jindal conducts qualitative user research to assess the information behavior of people who have chronic illnesses and actionable strategies to optimize their access to information to help them manage their health. Her current research examines how people with chronic illnesses access information on community resources and the low-fidelity design for a crowdsourced health information system that could potentially serve as a repository of information on community resources to help this population manage their chronic illnesses. Prior to joining the iSchool, Gagan worked as a Research Analyst in the health informatics division at NORC at the University of Chicago in Bethesda, MD and as a Program Associate for the mobile health start-up, Vibrent Health, in Fairfax, VA. Gagan also holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global and Community Health from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.