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Research interests

Handoffs, Care transitions, decision making, health information technology, medication ordering


I am a firm believer of diversity, equity and inclusion in my research, teaching and services- First, I provide opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in all aspects of research - including authoring papers, presenting at conferences, and teaching opportunities. I have mentored several students from under-represented and underserved communities and exposed them to STEM programs. I have also led several community engagement studies where we interact with patients and families from diverse and under-represented backgrounds and racial minority groups to address their needs (for example, mental health needs). Second, I co-direct the summer internship BIDS@I2 program, where we are committed to increasing opportunities for students from under-represented areas with minimal research experience. Towards this end, we have an NLM R25 training grant to support this mission. 
Third and most importantly, I also participate in a charity organization (Little Angels Foundation) to serve people with food insecurity from diverse and underserved communities and schools in St. Louis Region. 
Informed by these experiences, I have learned to appreciate that our educational community (including students, faculty and staff) come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and should not be discriminated based on racial and ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, social economic status and religious belief.

Available to Mentor:

  • PhD/MSTP Students


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