I’m a health psychologist dedicated to improving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. As a scientist, I collaborate with industry partners and pharmaceutical companies to develop research projects from the beginning stages of brainstorming the research topic to publishing manuscripts. I advocate for health policy with data I collect.

In my current role, I use qualitative and quantitative methodologies to inform scale development and understand patient preferences for specific diabetes devices and methods of diabetes self-management. I am an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and industry. I am skilled in mixed methods data analysis, qualitative data analysis and quantitative data analysis.

Prior to joining the T1D Exchange, I was funded through a NIH grant to train STEM students at the University of Texas at El Paso, an R1 university, where I taught professional development, statistics and scientific writing. I serve on several national committees including as co-chair of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Diabetes Special Interest Group. I have specialized experience in science communication, and providing both problem solving and critical thinking.

I have been actively participating in research projects where I have been responsible for the management of data, data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of my research findings since 2011. As a result of these experiences, I have presented over 30 posters and panels at national and international conferences and local fundraisers and served as a guest speaker at patient focused events.