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Katie Pine

Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020

Kathleen (Katie) H. Pine is an assistant professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Pine is an interdisciplinary social scientist working at the intersection of Human Centered Computing (including HCI, CSCW, and health informatics), Organization Science, and Science and Technology Studies (STS). Her research centers on data practices: the situated social, technical, and organizational practices through which data are created, managed, and deployed, as well as the social and organizational implications of digital information technologies in the realms of healthcare and community health. She has a doctorate in social ecology from University of California-Irvine and worked previously as a postdoctoral research engineer in the UXR group at Intel Labs, as an assistant project scientist in the Department of Informatics at the University of California-Irvine, and as academic coordinator for the Salton Sea Initiative. Her work has been published in top Human Centered Computing venues including ACM CHI and ACM CSCW and in top Organization Science venues including Academy of Management Journal. Pine has a longstanding commitment to conducting research in teams and developing strong relationships with community organizations, policy organizations, and corporations, allowing her to translate her work into real-world impact through collaboration with these research partners.  She currently has research collaborations with Mayo Clinic, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, and HonorHealth.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow. Informatics, Department of Informatics, University of California-Irvine
  • Ph.D. Social Ecology, School of Social Ecology, University of California-Irvine
  • B.A. Psychology; minor: Natural Resources Management, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University 


Research Interests

heathcare organizations
data practices
social dimensions of computing in health/healthcare
infrastructure studies
practice theory
qualitative research methods
community engaged research


Research Group

Center for Smart Cities and Regions (CSCR)


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Research Activity

My current major projects include:

1) Creating the 'data-driven' world: research on the lifecycle of data science artifacts and practices and on-the-ground infrastructuring currently underway to increase the quality and accountability of U.S. healthcare delivery using multi-sited ethnographic methods.

  • Funding: Data-driven quality improvement and management in healthcare. Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation. (International research planning grant). $41,121. PI: Bossen, Co-Investgators: Danholt, Zheng, Chen, Pine. 2017.
  • Funding: HCC Small: Creating a Data-Driven World: Situated Practices of Collecting, Curating, Manipulating, and Deploying Data in Healthcare.  National Science Foundation Grant # 1319897. $500,000. PI: Mazmanian, Co-PI: Pine. 2013-2016.

2) Uncovering and supporting the invisible work of patients: research examining the burden of patients' work in coordinating their care amidst the complex and fragmented patchwork of U.S. healthcare delivery and the specific practices that patients and caregivers use to navigate healthcare.

  • Funding: Patient-Centered Exploration and Innovation to Understand and Ease the Burden of Dialysis Treatment. ASU-Mayo Collaborative Seed Grant Program, ID: FP00012777. $50,000. ASU PI: Pine; Mayo PI: Montori.

3) Creating multiector stakeholder alignment in Phoenix behavioral healthcare delivery using data integration, digital tools, and participatory design. 

  • Funding: Exploring Mechanisms to Facilitate Goal Alignment and Goal Attainment Among Multisector Stakeholders. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant. PI: Riley; CoPIs: Runger & Schaffer; CoIs: Pine & McCullough.


Selected past projects:

1) Childbirth re-written as an organizational event: examining how the design and use of health information technologies (old and new) impacts coordination, communication, and caregiving routines in U.S. maternity care using ethnographic research methods.

  • Funding: Implementation of Electronic Medical Records for Documentation: Implications for Efficiency and Safety of Workflow in Labor & Delivery. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Dissertation Fellowship Grant #1R36HS020753-01, $40,000, PI: Pine. 2011-2012.

2) Adoption and use of improved cookstoves: mixed methods research aimed at understanding individual decision making and community level patterns of adoption and use of improved biomass cookstoves designed to reduce indoor air pollution in Mexico. 

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 302Health Care Management
BMI 601Health Informatics
BMI 615Human Factors Eng Biomed App
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 601Health Informatics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 302Health Care Management
CHS 494Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 601Health Informatics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 302Health Care Management
HCD 404Adv Concepts Sci Health Care D
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 601Health Informatics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 404Adv Concepts Sci Health Care D
HCD 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HCD 492Honors Directed Study
Honors / Awards
  • Best Presentation Award, Davis Conference on Qualitative Research (2018)
  • Team Leadership Academy, Arizona State University
  • Honorable Mention (runner-up for Best Paper, top 5% of all papers), ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2017)
  • Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper, iConference (2016), $5,000
  • Honorable Mention (runner-up for Best Paper, top 5% of all papers), ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2015)
  • Graduate Student Fellow, Center for Organizational Research, University of California, Irvine (2012), $1,000
  • Public Impact Award, University of California, Irvine, Graduate Division (2011), $10,000

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Professional Associations

Association for Computing Machinery

Academy of Management

Society for Social Studies of Science

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

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Work History

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Industry Positions

Postdoctoral Research Engineer, Intel Labs User Experience Research (UXR) Group, Cultural Transformation Lab (CTL) Hillsboro, Oregon (2013-2014)