Margaret Morris is a clinical psychologist who studies how technology can promote mental and physical health. As a senior research scientist at Intel, she created novel systems to bring psychological assessment and intervention into daily life. She has since consulted for Amazon and other technology companies on research related to personal data, communication and connected devices. Margaret currently leads qualitative research for a study of student well-being at the University of Washington and translates finding to guide intervention design. She is the author of Left to Our Own Devices: Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim Our Relationships, Health, and Focus (MIT Press, 2018).


  • Ph D, Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1998
  • BA, English, Haverford College, 1990


  • Distinguished Paper Award - IMWUT/UbiComp 2023, 2023

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    GLOBEM: Cross-Dataset Generalization of Longitudinal Human Behavior Modeling (2023)
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 6(4), pp. 1--34 Authors: Xuhai Xu, Xin Liu, Han Zhang, Weichen Wang, Subigya Nepal, Yasaman Sefidgar, Woosuk Seo, Kevin S Kuehn, Jeremy F Huckins, Margie Morris, Paula S Nurius, Eve A Riskin, Shwetak Patel, Tim Althoff, Andrew Campbell, Anind K Dey, Jennifer Mankoff
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Impact of Online Learning in the Context of COVID-19 on Undergraduates with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns (2022)
    ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 15(4), pp. 1--27 Authors: Han Zhang, Margie Morris, Paula Nurius, Kelly Mack, Jennifer Brown, Kevin Kuehn, Yasaman Sefidgar, Xuhai Xu, Eve Riskin, Anind K Dey, others
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    College from home during COVID-19: A mixed-methods study of heterogeneous experiences (2021)
    PloS one, 16(6), pp. e0251580 Authors: Margie Morris, Kevin S Kuehn, Jennifer Brown, Paula S Nurius, Han Zhang, Yasaman S Sefidgar, Xuhai Xu, Eve A Riskin, Anind K Dey, Sunny Consolvo, others
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Examining needs and opportunities for supporting students who experience discrimination (2021)
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2111.13266 Authors: Yasaman S Sefidgar, Paula S Nurius, Amanda Baughan, Lisa A Elkin, Anind K Dey, Eve Riskin, Jennifer Mankoff, Margie Morris
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    How does COVID-19 impact students with disabilities/health concerns? (2020)
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.05438 Authors: Han Zhang, Paula Nurius, Yasaman Sefidgar, Margie Morris, Sreenithi Balasubramanian, Jennifer Brown, Anind K Dey, Kevin Kuehn, Eve Riskin, Xuhai Xu, others