First, a bit about me: I am a full stack certified product manager with expertise in healthcare operations and telebehavioral health. I have worked as a management consultant in the financial services and healthcare industries and consult to individuals, companies, and organizations in the areas of mobile health, behavioral health, and telemedicine. I graduated from the University of Chicago in Philosophy and completed a postbaccalaureate in premedicine at Harvard, and am a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) through Agile Alliance.

 

Notable Projects

Controlled Substances Teleprescribing Algorithm

Legal liability concerns rank among the top organizational barriers to telemedicine adoption (see Kruse et. al.). Such concerns extend to the internet prescribing of controlled substances, including medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders. These concerns stem from the complex web of federal and state regulations that govern teleprescribing of controlled substances. To assist practitioners navigate such laws, I performed a multi-method qualitative analysis of the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act and state telemedicine laws to design an algorithm for teleprescribing controlled substances (publication forthcoming) and presented a version of this algorithm at the American Telemedicine Association’s conference course, Addiction Treatment in the Era of the Ryan Haight Act.

 

Addicaid

I worked with the CEO to define product strategy and lead operations for Addicaid, a B2B2C platform for addiction treatment management. We made it to the final 16 of the Future Cities Accelerator among an applicant pool of 600 teams and were finalists in the 2017 Google VR/AI Startup Challenge. I refined the go-to-market strategy, implemented operational best practices, and co-authored an investment proposal to help win seed funding from an early-stage investment firm. | Huffington Post | CNN Business

 

WordNugget

Children born into poverty hear about 30 million fewer words than wealthy children, a disparity troubling given the strong relationship between what children experience at home and how they develop social, emotional, and literacy skills for life. At the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, I co-developed WordNugget, a service that sends parents of infants and toddlers messages about kindergarten readiness skills through Internet-based messaging services. | AT&T | Thirty Million Words Initiative

 

 

 

Laughing Matters

Comedy has been shown to boost the outcomes of conventional therapeutic approaches (see Johns Hopkins Magazine, Kreuger et. al., and The Atlantic). I founded the 501(c)3 organization Laughing Matters to deliver interactive comedy shows to residents of ambulatory care, long-term care, and acute care settings. Separate from my administrative and executive duties, I managed development of the organization’s desktop and mobile web site, including graphic identity, UI/UX, and front and back-end development.