Postdoctoral fellow

Veronica A. Newhart, ph.D.


Refereed Publications

Veronica Ahumada Newhart and Judith S. Olson. 2019. Going to School on a Robot: Robot and User Interface Design Features that Matter. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) 26,4.


​Stephanie Reich, Wendy Ochoa, Amy Gaona, Yesenia Salcedo, Georgina Espino, Veronica Newhart, Joyce Lin, and Guadalupe Diaz. 2019. Disparities in Caregivers’ Experiences at the Dentist with their Young Child. Academic Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.03.006


Veronica Ahumada Newhart and Judith S. Olson. 2017. My student is a robot: How schools manage telepresence experiences for students. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 342–347.
https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025809

Veronica Ahumada Newhart, Mark Warschauer, and Leonard S. Sender. 2016. Virtual inclusion via telepresence robots in the classroom: An exploratory case study. International Journal of Learning Technologies 23,4: 9-25.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9zm4h7nf


Mark Warschauer and Veronica Ahumada Newhart. 2015. Broadening our concepts of universal access. Universal Access in the Information Society 15,2: 183-188.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-015-0417-0


Published Abstracts/Workshop Papers
Veronica Ahumada Newhart, Somphone Eno, & Jacquelynne Eccles. 2019. Robots are taking over the world!...Or they may just be helping you get to class. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Veronica Ahumada Newhart, Mark Warschauer, Judith Olson, & Jacquelynne Eccles. 2017. Go home and get better: An
exploration of inequitable educational services for homebound children. IDC 2017 Workshop on Equity and Inclusivity at the ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children Conference.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8js3h9zc

Veronica Ahumada Newhart & Judith Olson. 2017. Social rules for going to school on a robot. CSCW 2017 Workshop on Robots in Groups and Teams at the ACM SIGCHI Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Conference. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7kj733c3


Veronica Ahumada Newhart. 2014. Virtual inclusion via telepresence robots in the classroom. In CHI'14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 951-956. ACM.
https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2579417

Poster Presentations

Veronica Ahumada Newhart, Mark Warschauer, Masha Jones, & Jacquelynne Eccles. 2018. Telepresence Robots Improve Social Connectedness for Homebound Pediatric Patients.  Pathways to Cures: Translational Research Science Day. UC Irvine Campus and Medical Center, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, NIH.

https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.32042.47040


Veronica Ahumada Newhart. 2013. Disparities in Dental Care for Head Start Children. UC Irvine, School of Education           https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.32463.48808


State and Federal Publications
Newhart, V.A., (2011). Oral Health School-based Screening in Montana. Montana Public Health: Prevention Opportunities Under the Big Sky. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/0r02g702

Newhart, V.A., & Carpenedo D. (2011). Connecting Oral Health and School Readiness. Montana School Readiness Initiative. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5b1966gr

Dotson, J.A., Buss, A., Frick, D., Carpenedo, D., & Newhart, V.A. (2010). 2010 Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment. Family and Community Health Bureau, Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2gr98072

Carpenedo, D., & Newhart, V.A. (2010). 2005-2006 Oral Health Study: Montana Third Grade and Head Start Children. Oral Health in Montana. Department of Public Health and Human Services, State of Montana.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5pq34577

Newhart, V.A., (Ed.) (2010). Health Maintenance and Enhancement: Oral Health Critical Competencies. Helena Public Schools: Health Enhancement K-12 Critical Competencies. Helena, MT.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6rf0m7z2

Newhart, V.A. (2010). Oral Health Education Curriculum for Grades K-5. National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Bulletin XXIII. Washington DC: National Maternal and Child Health Resource Center.
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/04d63118


Manuscripts Under Review
Veronica Ahumada Newhart & Jacquelynne Eccles. 2018. A framework to evaluate the robot mediated presence of children.  (Under review)