Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D.


Wendy A. Rogers is the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences. She is the Program Director of CHART (Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology). Her primary appointment is in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. She also has an appointment in the Educational Psychology Department and is an affiliate faculty member of the Beckman Institute and the Illinois Informatics Institute. She is a Certified Human Factors Professional (BCPE Certificate #1539). Her research interests include design for aging; technology acceptance; human-automation interaction; aging-in-place; human-robot interaction; aging with disabilities; cognitive aging; and skill acquisition and training.

Emma Lachs, CHES


Emma Lachs was brought on as the CHART Coordinator in June 2023. Emma graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors’s in Community Health with an emphasis on Rehabilitation Studies in 2022. She is also a research assistant in the Human Factors and Aging Lab, assisting with technology-based interventions. Her research interests include technology and aging, mental illness, interventions, and developmental disabilities.