Faculty Directory
Maia Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine

Lisa Wissner-Slivka and Benjamin Slivka Professor of Computer Science


MUDD 2233 Tech Drive
3rd Floor
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email Maia Jacobs


Computer Science


Ph.D. Human Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


Research Interests

Human-computer interaction; health; behavioral science; machine learning + design

My research focuses on using human-computer interaction methods to design and evaluate technologies to support longitudinal health needs. Her work provides a model for using user-centered design to create personalized and adaptive interventions- tools that will adapt content, resources, and interactions to a person’s evolving health status and health questions.

Selected Publications

Cheema, B., Mutharasan, R. K., Sharma, A., Jacobs, M., Powers, K., Lehrer, S., ... Ahmad, F. S. (2022). Augmented intelligence to identify patients with advanced heart failure in an integrated health system. JACC: Advances, 1(4), 1-11.

Burgess, E. R., Kaziunas, E., Jacobs, M. (2022). Care Frictions: A Critical Reframing of Patient Noncompliance in Health Technology Design. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 6(CSCW2), 1-31.

Jacobs, M., Pradier, M.F., McCoy Jr, T.H., Perlis, R.H., Doshi-Velez, F., Gajos, K.Z. (2021). How machine learning recommendations influence clinician treatment selections: the example of antidepressant selection. Translational Psychiatry, 11(1), 1-9.

Jacobs, M., He, J., Pradier, M.F., Lam, B., Ahn, A.C., McCoy, T.H., Perlis, R.H., Doshi-Velez, F., Gajos, K.Z. (2021). Designing AI for Trust and Collaboration in Time-Constrained Medical Decisions: A Sociotechnical Lens. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-14).

Pater, J.A., Pfafman, R., Coupe, A., Phelan, C., Toscos, T., and Jacobs, M. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI conference on human factors in computing systems (pp. 1-16).