I was born on Manhattan Island between bodegas and a power substation. Three presidents and a few wars later, I graduated from the United Nations International School and moved to Wisconsin where I received degrees in English literature (B.A., '07) and public health (M.P.H., '15).
Since then, I've worked for 10 years in communications and project management, including writing syndicated news. In 2009, I shifted my career by starting work for a practicing family physician-researcher on primary care research from a patient-centered perspective, which has ranged from learning about personality and the patient-centered medical home, directing patient vignettes, and studying dissemination and implementation. Now I work with Charlie at healthfinch.
Outside of work, I serve on the board of directors of The Road Home, and previously led a local radio station's community advisory board as chair. Internationally, I support disaster relief with the Field Innovation Team.
Mixed Methods Researcher
Numbers help with insights from large databases, rather than the depth of a qualitative case. Regression statistics and quasi-experimental approaches can explore outcomes alongside business data benchmarks. I'm experienced in the manipulation and analysis of population health data.
But numbers don't tell the whole story. I'm trained in focus groups and interviewing individuals, including usability testing. I've studied optimizing how health care teams use the electronic health record and how primary care teams perceive their environments in my degree work. My master's thesis involved industrial engineering observation methods combined with 9 focus groups (40 total participants).
Syndicated tech writer
I've been syndicated by over 100+ news sites and wires, including Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, and The New York Times. I primarily reported on financial trends and news, with a focus on clean tech, such as alternative energy, the smart grid, and the electric vehicle sector, but also covered corporate social responsibility.
presenter and workshop facilitator
I've presented to audiences of 30+ on original research findings and study design at national conferences. I've taught small groups how to engage in qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches, research strategy, and collaborative writing.
I'm committed to improving my local environment with my non-profit board commitments. I volunteer with the Field Innovation Team as a strategist to help meaningfully evaluate global disaster relief work. In the past, I've edited newsletters for environmental non-profits.