Hi! My name is Haley MacLeod. I'm really excited about social media & health technologies.


I'm a PhD candidate in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University working with Kay Connelly and Katie Siek in the ProHealth group. I recently defended my dissertation on the social support in rare disease and common chronic illness communities. During my PhD, I've completed internships at PARC, Microsoft Research, and Facebook. I will be returning to Facebook full time as a UX Researcher in July.

I have a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction (Health Emphasis) from Indiana University. I also have a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in Alberta. While at the University of Calgary, I was a research assistant in the Interactions Lab, working with Tony Tang.

I've done a lot of work as part of graduate student advocacy in my past role as Benefits Officer for the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) and as Institutional Voice Chair for the Graduate Informatics Student Association (GISA), both at Indiana University. I've been a student volunteer at the CHI conference for a number of years, and am excited to be taking on the role of Student Volunteer Co-Chair for the 2018 & 2019 conferences.