Poster Wins 1st Prize at American Public Health Association Meeting

The poster titled “HealthyState: Presenting Public Health Data to Promote Healthier Life Choices” won first prize at the 2012 meeting of the American Public Health Association.

More information about the poster and the APHA meeting may be found at

Accepted position as assistant professor at Clemson University

Dr. Caine has accepted the position of assistant professor in the Human Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University.

In this position, Dr. Caine will continue her work on the human factors of privacy with a specific focus on privacy in health systems.

Awarded NSF grant to develop crowdsourced computer security

Dr. Kelly Caine (Clemson), Dr. Apu Kapadia (Indiana) and Dr. Michael Reiter (UNC Chapel Hill) have  been awarded $366,610 by the National Science Foundation to better understand the potential of crowdsourcing in computer security applications.

This research examines the concept of ‘crowdsourced security’ where the solution lies in people leveraging members of their community to secure their systems and devices. For more information, visit the NSF project page

HealthyState Team Wins NAE/IOM Challenge

The HealthyState team (Michele Degges, Mukta Gundi, Pranav Gupta, Matthew Holfelner, and Anthony Monaco) won third place in the National Academy of Engineering / Institute of Medicine ‘Go Viral to Improve Health’ Collegiate Challenge.  The national challenge was to build an app that “accelerates the public use of health data and spurs innovation to improve health.” The award included $3,000 + $1,000 in travel funds for the student researchers.

Awarded NSF grant to develop technologies to help underserved older adults age in place

Dr. Kelly Caine and Dr. Kay Connelly have  been awarded $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to better understand how technologies can assist underserved older adults as they age in place.

The project will ultimately provide guidance to community members, service providers, and governmental agencies about how to wield technology to enable those populations to age in place. Researchers will identify and analyze existing technologies, then compare and contrast those with the specific needs of low-SES older adults.

Featured on I3P Podcast

Dr. Caine is featured on the latest podcast of the I3P ( The I3P podcast series  aims to address and inform viewers on topics related to cybersecurity and I3P initiatives.

Named Co-Director of PHIT Lab

Dr. Caine has been named Co-Director of the Pervasive Health Information Technologies Lab. Dr. Caine, and Co-Director Dr. Connelly will direct research aimed at understanding how technologies can be used to empower both the ill and the healthy to manage and improve their own health and make healthy choices.

The PHIT Lab website is