Gracie Trinidad

Gracie Trinidad, MS, MPH, PhD
20

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) Alumna
Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Michigan

Gracie Trinidad graduated in 2020 with her PhD in Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems. 

She completed a MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Masters of Science in Design and Health at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is interested in the use of design and information technology to improve engagement with and access to healthcare— re-imagining the healthcare experience for providers and patients through data informed design.

She will continue her postdoctoral training in the ELSI program (Ethical, Legal, Social Implications).

Her dissertation is entitled: Privacy, Trust, and the Public's Comfort with Sharing Health Data with Third-Party Commercial Companies

What would you tell prospective students about the program?  I'll never be able to find the right words to describe how grateful I am to the Department of Learning Health Sciences and to Health Infrastructures and Learning Sciences. The work of creating one's doctorate requires so much generosity, patience, and mentoring from so many people that now when I look around a room of PhDs, I see not just the person and their credentials but the huge network of supporters they have behind them. The training I was provided as part of the HILS program is so timely, so leading edge, that I have no doubt our graduates are all uniquely well-suited to take on the challenges that healthcare systems face now and will face in the future.