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Sarah E Bratt

Sarah E Bratt

PhD Student

Hinds Hall


Sarah Bratt is a PhD student at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. She holds a B.S. in Philosophy at Ithaca College, and M.S. in Library and Information Science with a Data Science certificate from Syracuse University. As an HCI research assistant at the Media Interface Network Design (M.I.N.D.) Lab at Newhouse and with the Syracuse University iSchool in network science and CSCW, her research focuses on scientific communication, data science, and online communities. Current projects include the neural correlates of social and professional sharing suing digital technologies, health wearables, and distributed science work.


My research interests focus on digital communication, collaboration, and community-building. The nitty gritty involves the study of social, scientific, and professional sharing on digital platforms using trace, social media, and neuropsycho-physiological sensor data.

Check out Projects and blogposts on for current and ongoing research projects including the neural correlates of trending digital media sharing (virality in the brain) and scientific collaboration of cyber-enabled science communities (network analysis). Pet projects include the exciting and nascent field of virtual and augmented reality devices use in education (VR and embodied cognition) and wearable technology for individuals in transition and vulnerable populations in crisis. 


I have taught Data Mining online as a graduate TA, an took a dive into teaching Italian as a second language at Ithaca College. 


I am an avid runner, musician, and enjoy learning new languages (natural and technical alike!). I'll always say yes to a craft breweries adventure, or hiking in the Adirondack Mountains.