University of Pittsburgh: BS Information Science (year)

University of Pittsburgh: MEd (year)


University of Pittsburgh Public Health Dynamics Lab


I am the Project Coordinator for Project Tycho since its beginning in 2013. I am also the Project Coordinator for the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health since 2008. I received a BS in Information Science and a masters degree in education (MEd), with a focus on research methodology, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

I have worked in research at the University of Pittsburgh since 1989. I was project coordinator for a $50 million National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grant from 1989-2006 and coordinator of pediatric obesity research studies at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh from 2006-2008. From 1986-1989, I worked with Shared Medical Systems (SMS) automating manual hospital admission systems in the Tri-State area. Prior to joining SMS, I was a transplant coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where I assisted with organ procurement and recipient identification. I am a strong supporter of animal rights and an active volunteer at a local animal shelter.