Current Role at Stanford

In my role as Deputy Chief Information Officer, I provide strategic leadership and management of innovative technology solutions for Stanford Health Care and School of Medicine, as part of Stanford Medicine's Technology and Digital Solutions organization, led by Eric Yablonka. I provide direct oversight for functional areas in Research Technology, Data and Analytics, Educational Technology, Application Development and Research Informatics.

In my role as Associate Dean, Industry Relations and Digital Health, I lead Stanford Medicine’s Office of Industry Relations and Digital Health (IRDH) whose mission is to foster relationships that will promote discovery, accelerate the use of technologies that advance human health, and translate today’s breakthroughs into tomorrow’s standard of care. IRDH serves as the front door for organizations interested in exploring a strategic relationship with Stanford Medicine. The work is part of Stanford Medicine's Strategy Team, led by Priya Singh.

Honors & Awards

  • Amy J. Blue Award, Stanford University (2007)

Education & Certifications

  • BA, Stanford University, Human Biology, Honors in Neuro (1993)

Personal Interests

Piano, music composition, painting, distance running, good restaurants, absolutely anything in Hawaii.

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Chair, Research IT Faculty Advisory Committee (2016 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Clinical Research Informatics Task Force (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Medicine Genomics Executive Committee (2015 - Present)
  • Member, CIO Council, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Member, SOM Administrative Steering Committee (ASC) (2009 - Present)
  • Member, MedEd Leadership Group (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Campus Strategic Technology Partners (2010 - Present)
  • Member, National Research Networking Working Group (CTSA-Based) (2009 - Present)
  • Chair, IRT Exective Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Medicine X Advisory Board (2011 - Present)

All Publications

  • Direct2Experts: a pilot national network to demonstrate interoperability among research-networking platforms JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION Weber, G. M., Barnett, W., Conlon, M., Eichmann, D., Kibbe, W., Falk-Krzesinski, H., Halaas, M., Johnson, L., Meeks, E., Mitchell, D., Schleyer, T., Stallings, S., Warden, M., Kahlon, M. 2011; 18: I157-I160


    Research-networking tools use data-mining and social networking to enable expertise discovery, matchmaking and collaboration, which are important facets of team science and translational research. Several commercial and academic platforms have been built, and many institutions have deployed these products to help their investigators find local collaborators. Recent studies, though, have shown the growing importance of multiuniversity teams in science. Unfortunately, the lack of a standard data-exchange model and resistance of universities to share information about their faculty have presented barriers to forming an institutionally supported national network. This case report describes an initiative, which, in only 6 months, achieved interoperability among seven major research-networking products at 28 universities by taking an approach that focused on addressing institutional concerns and encouraging their participation. With this necessary groundwork in place, the second phase of this effort can begin, which will expand the network's functionality and focus on the end users.

    View details for DOI 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000200

    View details for Web of Science ID 000299871300025

    View details for PubMedID 22037890

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC3241163