I'm a researcher, informationist, and data architect working in the field of cognitive neuroimaging. I completed my PhD in the Biomedical and Health Informatics program at the University of Washington in December of 2014 under the mentorship of Drs. Tom Grabowski and Jim Brinkley. My disseration contributed a data exchange standard called NIDM that aims to overcome barriers to data sharing and reproducibility in human brain imaging. During my time at UW I became passionate about Open Science and continue to advocate for these principles, particularly in the neuroimaging community.
Currently, I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow with appointments in the Center for Health Sciences at SRI International and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. My research focuses of scalable cyber-infrastructure that leverages semantic Web and Linked Open Data technologies to support a multi-site, longitudinal study called NCANDA, where we are investigating neurodevelopment in adolescence using multi-modal imaging methods and cognitive measures.