Program Advisor, Research & Development
Marientina Gotsis is an artist, designer and technologist. She is Assistant Research Professor of Interactive Media at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) and directs the USC Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center (http://cmbhc.usc.edu). Her work focuses on applications of entertainment at the intersection of behavioral science, medicine and public health, working in diverse topics areas such as obesity, exercise, rehabilitation, HIV, autism, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, vision and early child development. She has taught art, design and computer programming at USC, Northeastern Illinois University, Columbia College and Harold Washington College. She received a BFA in Photography/Film/Electronic Media and an MFA in Electronic Visualization from the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has consulted for business and not-for-profit organizations for over 17 years and is currently the VP of Choreo Theatro dance company, which develops socially relevant and historically informed work in NY. In the past, she has volunteered for AIDS Walk Los Angeles and has a strong interest in advocacy for improving the socioemotional health of the LGTBQ community, starting in early childhood.