Lesa Huber is a clinical associate professor in applied health science and an advisor in the school’s gerontology programs. Her primary research interests focus on the potential of new technologies to support independent living in later life.
She is particularly interested in how older adults understand digital privacy and security and the role that caregivers play in supporting older adults’ use of technology. In addition to her work in the field of aging, she is the former director of the School of Public Health Office of Online Education and now serves as senior faculty advisor.
Her recent research related to online learning investigates effective methods of online course design and teaching. She has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on grants totaling over $1.9 million in research funding and given over 140 presentations nationally and internationally.
She has a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Areas of Expertise
Gerontology, aging, aging in place, technology.