About Me

Hi! I'm a PhD candidate studying health informatics at the University of Michigan.

I am a PhD candidate in the Information Science and Health Services Organization and Policy (HSOP) programs at the University of Michigan School of Information and School of Public Health.

My research employs quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how health information technology (health IT) can be used to address health disparities. My dissertation uses interviews with patients and providers in addition to electronic health record data to identify strategies to improve screening for the social determinants of health (SDOH) which affect patients (also called patients' social needs).

My research has been funded by the University of Michigan School of Information, Department of Learning Health Sciences, and Department of Health Management and Policy, and Poverty Solutions. Additionally, I have received funding from the AHRQ T32 Institutional Training Award, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award Program, and the Parkview Health Mirro Center for Research and Innovation.

I hold master's degrees in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2014) and Physiology (2016) and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology (with honors, 2013) from the University of Michigan. Before my doctoral studies, I worked in health informatics and health services research and fulfilled a dream of working at a car magazine.

I am an enthusiastic amateur cyclist and enjoy wrenching on my bikes, baking, and trying to make a better cup of coffee.

Read more about what I am doing at the School of Information and Department of Health Management and Policy. I've shared more of my story here.