I Create Translational Digital Health
Tools To Ensure Clinical Excellence
I am the Director of Clinical Research, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, and an Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research Translational Institute. My research focuses on opportunities at the intersection of novel digital medicine technologies and unmet needs in maternal fetal health as well as pain and palliative medicine. I am a member of the Pediatric Operations Task Force and on the Digital Health Technologies committee of the All of Us Research Program with the National Institutes of Health as well as the Palliative Care Research Cooperative.
I work to increase participation of pregnant women and their newborn in clinical research and further investigate how mobile health can provide real time, patient reported outcomes that can be rapidly integrated into individualized clinical plans to improve health related quality of life. A large part of health discrepancies for pregnant people is not included in research in general. Add the demographic of people with color and the statistics will increase significantly. My innovative PowerMom platform is an avenue to meet participants where they are, build community, and share information with them.
With all of my research efforts, I hope to diversify the standard of care provided to pregnant women and augment how we manage the symptoms prevalent in serious illness, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of clinical care, decreasing patient distress, maximize patient empowerment, and ensure equity across the spectrum.