About Me

I am a Research Scientist and Manager of the Health Services and Informatics Research Lab in the Parkview Research Center (PRC) in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

My research explores how the use of digital technologies impact health and social norms. I conduct studies and design technologies focused on supporting the mental health needs of patients and those providing treatment and support. I am specifically interested in how technology use and participation in online communities affect social and emotional health, especially as it relates to eating disorders and self-harm.

Research Scientist & Manager,
Health Services and Informatics
Parkview Research Center
Visiting Research Scientist
Institute for People and Technology
Georgia Tech



Google Scholar

  • Social Computing

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • Health Informatics

  • Data Ethics

  • Technology Transfer

PhD, Human Centered Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020

MS, International Affairs

Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

BS, International Affairs, 2006

Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Aug 2020: Article published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

  • July 2020: Article published in JAMIA Open

  • Apr, 2020: Feature on PBS Fort Wayne

  • Mar 2020: $15,000 BioCrossroads DataX Award

  • Mar 2020: Joined CSCW 2020 Organizing Committee

  • Feb 2020: Joined GROUP 2022 Organizing Committee

  • Jan 2020: Paper accepted to Pervasive Health 2020

  • Jan 2020: Promotion to Manager, Parkview Health


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