PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington
MA, Psychology, Antioch University Seattle
Elin Björling, Ph.D. is a senior research scientist and lecturer in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. She is the co-founder of the Momentary Experience Lab, conducting design and development projects that capture data and intervene to improve health in the real world. Elin is the Project Lead for Project EMAR, an interdisciplinary project exploring the design and development of a social robot to measure and reduce stress in teens. Using human-centered design, Elin engages in outreach education and research working directly with teens in the local community, including co-creating the high school Design Challenge. Over the past two decades Elin has been an integral part of numerous research projects in health sciences and education with a focus on teen stress. As a research methodology, Elin is focused on ecological momentary assessment — capturing momentary data as it happens in the wild. She holds a Clinical Faculty position in the school of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at University of Washington and consults locally with organizations interested in improving teen health. Elin is a trained program evaluator with experience in educational program evaluation. She has designed and implemented evaluation plans for several large educational grants, both state and federally funded.