Areas of Interest
Research and scholarly interests: Natural language processing of clinical notes, risk prediction in health, mobile health apps, wearable technologies, learning health systems, population health
Subject-matter expertise: Health informatics, natural language processing, high-dimensional statistics and machine learning, R programming, chronic kidney disease
Other professional highlights:
- Developed k-pod, the world’s first Windows application to sync e-mail with iPods. Reviewed positively by the Guardian and the Boston Globe.
- Founding developer of the UCLA Resident Education System (https://res.mednet.ucla.edu)
- Developed one of the first inpatient electronic health record applications for Google Glass while at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Presented this work at the international Wearable Technologies in Healthcare Conference (WATCH) and the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in 2014.
- Co-led a study of mobile health apps in the care of vulnerable and high-cost, high-need populations, which was supported by the Commonwealth Fund. This work involved designing and organizing a widespread evaluation of the engagement, quality, safety, and economics of patient-facing iOS and Android apps; a systematic literature review; and a qualitative study involving interviews with experts in this area.
- Served on the American College of Rheumatology Lupus Nephritis Guidelines Working Group, participated in an extensive literature review process, authored the portion of the Evidence Report focused on kidney transplant, and co-authored the final guideline. This was the first guideline issued on this topic by the American College of Rheumatology and has had a major impact in how lupus nephritis patients are managed by primary care providers, nephrologists, and rheumatologists.
- Served as chief resident in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center
- Board certified in internal medicine and nephrology