About Me

I am passionate about helping people reflect on what matters most for their well-being and health, and helping them advocate for their health-related priorities in collaboration with clinicians. I apply a human-centered design approach to develop technology-enabled services and other interventions. I primarily focus on people with complex health needs, such as older adults with multiple chronic conditions and people with intersecting health and social needs.

As of August 2021 I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Medical Social Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. I earned a  PhD and MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington, and a BA in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College. I completed a National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education and the University of Washington, and completed postdoctoral research at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (formerly Group Health).

I use he/him pronouns. I'm a husband to Taylor and a father to Arden. I love being active outdoors, including hiking, fly fishing, trail running, and playing soccer. I grew up in Madison WI, spent my undergraduate years in Hanover NH, lived 10 years in Seattle WA, and moved to Chicago IL in 2022. 

Select Projects

Values Elicitation in Primary Care

Designing technology-enabled services for values elicitation to support people with intersecting chronic mental and physical health conditions.

Equity in Osteoarthritis Diagnosis and Treatment

Understanding how best to support people with OA in communicating symptoms and care needs with primary care clinicians.


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