Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Currently, I am a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow and am committed to improving the health and safety of neonates. My research interests include neonatal resuscitation and redesigning clinical spaces/data displays to improve patient care. I am particularly interested in using simulation as a training and research methodology to accelerate the learning process from novice trainee to expert practitioner.
I have identified, Dr. Lou Halamek as my fellowship mentor. He is the former neonatology fellowship program director at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, and the founder and medical director of the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE) at Stanford. CAPE is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a realistic delivery and resuscitation room with microphones, cameras, and a computerized neonatal patient simulator, separated from a control room by a one-way mirror. These facilities have been in operation since 2002 and have been used to train hundreds of healthcare providers in the complex task of neonatal resuscitation.
I spend my non-clinical time conducting research projects at CAPE in addition to gaining other skills for my career, including becoming an experienced NRP instructor and continuing to use simulation as a research methodology.