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Elizabeth Kaziunas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Elizabeth (Liz) Kaziunas investigates a wide range of sociotechnical factors that impact people’s everyday experience of health and wellness across clinical and community settings.

Liz is particularly interested in understanding the practices and politics of care in an age when AI and data-driven decision making are increasingly used in health settings, including the information work and emotional labor involved in maintaining and interacting with data and technologies and new forms of patient expertise required to live with AI and algorithmic models of medicine. Her ethnographic research contributes to the fields of HCI (human-computer interaction), CSCW (computer-supported cooperative work and social computing), and health informatics.

Before joining AI Now, Liz earned her Ph.D. in 2018 at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, where she worked with Mark Ackerman. While at Michigan, she was a member of the SocialWorlds research group, MISC (Michigan Interactive Social Computing), and a former Open Data Research Fellow. Her work has been published in venues such as CSCW and CHI and academic journals including Human-Computer Interaction and JAMIA.