I studied the epidemiology of sickle cell disease during my doctoral training and am currently an Assistant Professor in biomedical engineering. I am developing a wearable device to monitor hydration status in individuals with sickle cell disease, and a contact-free assay to evaluate stored red blood cell quality prior to transfusion.
I have coauthored 3 manuscripts with Dr. Nigel Key, who also served on my dissertation committee. I have also been mentored by Dr. Enrico Novelli at the University of Pittsburgh, where I participated as a research scholar in the NHLBI-funded Intensive Training in Hematology program. For the past 4 years, I have served as an abstract reviewer for the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research Symposium.
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