Informatics Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA  Conducted multi-methods research to determine user requirements for new technologies to aid cancer patients. Designed proof-of-concept social networking systems and personal information management systems to meet these needs and generated scientific publications to disseminate findings.

Ph.D. Information Science

Information School, University of Washington Seattle, WA. Dissertation:  Information and the Cancer Experience: Patient Work in Cancer Care.  Coursework in systems analysis, information retrieval, information services, information access, human-computer interaction, information policy, research design, qualitative research, quantitative research, statistics, cognitive work analysis, knowledge representation & philosophy of science.

Masters of Information Technology

Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  Coursework in managing technology innovation, strategic marketing, telecommunication engineering, wireless technologies, communication networks, databases & data mining, economics of information, enterprise integration, IT-related law.

Bachelors of Arts in Computer Systems

Goshen College (Goshen, IN). Coursework in liberal arts, communication, writing, business information systems, and computer science.

Projects & Collaborations


Personal Health
Information Management
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Catalyzing Social Support During Cancer Care
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Founding Director (1995 - 2000) of Erie Technology Center, a community technology center (CTC) providing technology services to critical-need immigrant populations in Chicago within Erie Neighborhood House (a Settlement House founded in 1897) read more >