We Are Passionate About What We Do

Our team is devoted to user-centered research and development to identify solutions to societal, functional, and policy issues that affect everyday activities in the home.

Team Members

  • Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D.
    Director Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D., is the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences. Her primary appointment […]
  • Harshal Mahajan, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director of Research Harshal P. Mahajan, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Applied Health Sciences. […]
  • Robert Pawlik
    Robert is overseeing use of research facilities, designing processes and procedures for the lab operations including safety and environmental consideration […]
  • Samuel A. Olatunji, Ph.D.
    Samuel is a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. He serves as a research fellow […]

Current Interns

Ketan Mahajan

Ketan is a recent graduate with a master’s in Information Management from the School of Information Science.

Sierra Speckmann

Sierra Speckmann is the current intern for CHART (Collaborations Health, Aging, Research, and Technology).

Intern Alumni

Joanna Huang – 2022/2023

Laura Dudzik- 2023

Maya Grant – 2022

Ben Granados – 2022

Vedant Rakshe – 2022

Maya Dye – 2021

Our team is
energetic, creative, diverse, interdisciplinary,
transgenerational, multicultural
with a shared passion for improving lives.


The McKechnie Family LIFE Home would not have been possible without the contributions of those listed below.  The entire McKechnie Family LIFE Home team would like to sincerely thank those listed for their contributions to the completion of this project.


  • Bill Goodman
  • Jeff Woods
  • Kesh Kesavadas
  • Brian Jones
  • Jon Sanford

Design and Construction

  • Tilton Kelly Bell LLC Architecture (Kim Sarchet)
  • JohnCo Construction
  • Bodine Electrical
  • Clarence Odom

Interior Design

  • Deana McDonagh
  • Stocks Furniture (Terry Martin)


  • Mike Bohlmann
  • Elizabeth Clawson
  • Matt Drain
  • Bryan Jones
  • Mark Joseph
  • Suzanne Rinehart

Web Design

  • Brett Luce
  • Dick Detzner
  • Tom Eggemeier 
  • Barry Beith