I’ve seen the impact that technology can have on frontline workers and decision-makers and am passionate about working with end users to determine what the right solution is for them. I’ve spent the past few years creating mobile applications using basic principles of user-centered design and integrating systems to create seamless flows of information.
Prior to joining Cooper/Smith I held a variety of roles at Dimagi, a social enterprise that develops last mile solutions, where I deployed mobile health projects around the world. These projects ranged from small-scale pilots to Ministry of Health-backed national implementations. My primary focus was on building mobile applications and SMS systems that strengthen health systems in low-resource settings including programs in Ebola response and recovery, HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children, maternal and child health, malnutrition, and cardiovascular disease. I’ve lead projects to build integrated applications with electronic medical record systems, business intelligence tools, biometric scanners, and national health informatics systems.
In addition to my fieldwork, I managed Dimagi's outreach activities by identifying new partners and projects, leading technology workshops and trainings, and incorporating end-user feedback into product design. Prior to Dimagi, I conducted research at a number of health organizations, including the Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, the Children's Hospital of Atlanta, the Emory Center for Interfaith Health, and the Emory Global Health Institute.
I hold a BA from Washington & Jefferson College in Bioethics, an MPH from Emory University in Global Health, and am currently pursuing a DrPH in the department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.