Flis's research now sits at the boundary of Medical Sociology and Science and Technology Studies, which she combines to explore the socio-technical dimensions of digital health. Her particular interests include the reconfiguration of patient identities, patient-practitioner relations, self-management/self-care/self-tracking and the relationship between information, knowledge and care in digital contexts. She currently leads a sociotechnical evaluation within a large scale EU Horizon2020 project that is co-designing, developing and evaluating an mHealth platform for people living with HIV across five clinical sites in Europe.
Over the years, she has received external funds for her research from many funders including: the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Department of Health, Wellcome and Leverhulme and has served as an Invited Expert on many review committees including for the ESRC, the Canadian Institute of Health Research and Norwegian Research Council. Her work has been published widely, including in Sociology of Health and Illness, Social Science and Medicine and Critical Social Policy. Together with her colleague, Benjamin Marent, she is currently co-editing the 26th edition in the Sociology of Health Monograph series, entitled: Digital Health: Sociological Perspectives, due for publication in early 2020.