Current Role at Stanford


I am the Systems Architect for the Research IT team. We design, build, and operate a variety of software applications and infrastructure to support research and improve patient health outcomes here at Stanford and at other hospitals around the world. I enjoy partnering with our researchers and clinicians to help them apply information technology to solve meaningful problems. I also manage a team of software developers working on tracking health status and outcomes, mobile health, and cloud computing infrastructure.

Education & Certifications


  • BS, Willamette University, Mathematics and Computer Science

Projects


  • Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) (2011 - Present)

    A software system to monitor patient health status over time, providing better insight for doctors and better health outcomes for patients. We use sophisticated computer-adaptive testing and other techniques to minimize patient burden, and use standardized, validated instruments to quantitatively assess patient status.

    CHOIR was designed and built here at Stanford, and is shared without fee with a large consortium of hospitals and academic medical centers around the world. Consortium members actively collaborate as a community to further develop CHOIR and add new features.

    Stanford launched CHOIR in 2012, and it has been used at both hospitals and in many clinical areas. The system is also actively used for various research projects.

    Location

    Stanford, CA and other institutions around the world

    Collaborators

    • Sean Mackey, Professor, Stanford University Medical Center
    • Ming-Chih Kao, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University Medical Center
    • Beth Darnall, Clinical Professor, Stanford University Medical Center
    • Susan Weber, Director, Engineering, SoM - IRT Research Technology
    • Randy Strauss, Software Developer, SoM - IRT Research Technology

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  • Stanford Medicine Research Data Repository (STARR) f.k.a. STRIDE (2007 - Present)

    Software platform to support research involving patient data.

    ➤ Clinical data warehouse aggregating patient data from SHC and SCH
    ➤ Search tools for cohort identification
    ➤ Tools for reviewing patient cohorts for study inclusion/exclusion, and abstracting text notes
    ➤ Data lakes, data extraction, analysis pipelines
    ➤ Research data management - data entry tools, reporting, tissue tracking, imaging integration
    ➤ De-identification services and APIs
    ➤ Real-time research alerting based on HL7 events

    These systems were previously known by the name STRIDE.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

    Collaborators

    • Susan Weber, Director, Engineering, SoM - IRT Research Technology
    • Tina Seto, Senior Clinical Data Engineer, SoM - IRT Research Technology

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  • Stanford mHealth Platform (2015 - Present)

    Infrastructure to support mobile health applications such as phone apps, wearables, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

    This work started as part of the MyHeart Counts population health study, and has expanded to a variety of other projects.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

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  • Application Architecture (2014 - Present)

    Create open source libraries, application templates, build/test/deployment infrastructure, and generally support our development of various software applications.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

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