Health Science Researcher at Veterans Health Administration and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology.
I joined the Salt Lake City VA in November 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow in Medical Informatics. In 2010, I received my MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. My master’s thesis examined the risk of sudden cardiac arrest associated with recent major life events using a case-crossover study design. In October 2013, l defended my doctoral dissertation entitled: Periconceptional Seafood Intake, Pregnancy Complications, and Fetal Growth and earned my PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Currently my research interests are in blood pressure managment in the VHA and understanding and addressing racial/ethnic disparities in health and health managment. My goals are to apply my background in epidemiology to support the development of analytic tools that utilize electronic health record data, learn to use and validate BMI methods such as natural language processing to capture unstructured exposure/outcome data in patient narratives. I am also interested in helping to develop effective decision support tools for health care providers and patients.
3:30 PM–5:00 PM Nov 18, 2019 (US - Eastern)