Catalina is a Research Staff Member in the Insights-driven Wellness Services Group in the Health Informatics Department at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center. Her current work is broadly focused on the production of health by individuals in collaboration with members of their network. She previously was a member of the Social Computing Research group where she focused on the the design and use of information and collaboration technlogies to support collaboration. Prior to that, Catalina worked with applications based on Automatic Speech Recognition technology, kiosk and internet applications for novice users.
Catalina holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Chicago, where her focus was on language acquisition and the operation of memory in language processing. She has published broadly in the areas of health informatics, computer supported collaborative work, programmer productivity, automatic speech recognition applications, and human language processing.