About

Ben Jelen

Hey! I’m Ben, a Health Informatics PhD Student at Indiana University. My goal in life is to help people, and I’m doing that by helping them improve their health.

One group I’m particularly interested in helping is older adults. For many, they have a wide array of health aspects they want to track, remind, or monitor that are very specific to them. I’m combining my interests in health and maker technologies to empower them to design their own devices or tools.

Currently, I’m researching with my adviser, Dr. Katie Siek, in the ProHealth group, and I’m supported through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I’m always looking for opportunities to expand my interest in the intersection of health and technology.