Ania Korsunska is a PhD candidate in the Syracuse University iSchool’s Information Science and Technology program. She received an MA from the University of Chicago with a focus on medical sociology, tracking the development of mental health disorder labels over time. Her research interests now lie at the intersection of Science Studies and Human-Computer Interaction. Her focus is on improving the speed and efficiency of medical research by designing tools to help foster better data aggregation, evaluation of scientific evidence, as well as faster scientific collaboration. Ania is interested in data analysis, data architecture design, data visualization, science communication, as well as tracking the the evolution of scientific ideas.
At the CDCN Ania is leading the drug repurposing effort for rare diseases, helping track and improve the utilization of the Collaborative Network Approach and facilitate the creation of the International Research Agenda, as well as assisting with various user-experience improvements and design work. She is very interested in the trend towards collaborative, patient-centric research models and is very excited to see her work have a real-world impact on the CDCN community.