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Xuan Li is a PhD student in the Personal Health Informatics program at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, advised by Professor Holly Jimison. Xuan researches and helps develop behavioral health interventions and personal health informatics, while working at the Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care. Xuan earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media at the University of Southern California, building upon a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts at the University of California, San Diego.


  • MFA in Interactive Media, University of Southern California
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts, University of California, San Diego

About Me

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Field of Study: Personal Health Informatics
  • PhD Advisor: Holly Jimison

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I am a PhD student in the Personal Health Informatics program working in the lab with Holly Jimison, and the Consortium on Technology for Proactive care (CTPC).

What are your research interests?

My interests are in the areas of psychophysiology, behavioral health, sensors, and emerging technologies with the goal of improving behavioral health interventions.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

Can we use the integration of advances in behavioral health research to improve individual and population resilience?

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

For me, the most fascinating and also the most challenging aspect is the inter, cross, or even trans-disciplinary nature of this work.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I would like to contribute to the emerging digital health community.