Areas of Interest
Bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy; hematology; real-world evidence generation; patient experience; patient-generated health data; digital medicine; fitness
My work is focused on understanding and improving the experience of patients with cancer and other hematologic diseases. I approach this goal using the tools of real-world evidence development, patient-reported outcomes and patient-generated health data methods and implementation, and patient-centered health care delivery interventions. My current clinical practice focuses on bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy and malignant hematology. I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine. I am a member of the UNC Cancer Outcomes Research Program.
Major current efforts include the development of a multi-institutional real-world data network in hematology as the senior medical advisor to the American Society of Hematology Research Collaborative (ASH RC), the development of a multicenter patient navigation program as medical director for patient navigation at the UNC Cancer Center, and the development of a research program studying interventions related to supportive care delivery and optimization of quality of life in patients with cancer and hematologic conditions. I have developed the HealthScore program, a clinically integrated and integrative health coaching program to support patients with cancer and their caregivers. I lead this program with Dr. Erin Kent from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health as well as Ms. Carly Bailey from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Support Program and Ms. Bri Castrogivanni. I am also active in the global digital medicine community and conduct projects related to the development of digital biomarkers related to physical and emotional health using patient-generated health data from sensors and PROs. I have received competitive funding from the NCI, foundations, and industry to support my research efforts.
Education and Training
- Undergraduate Harvard
- Medical School Duke University
- Residency Harvard Combined Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
- Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill