I am a PhD student at Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics where I’m advised by Prof Christopher Yang in the Health Informatics Research Group. My research interests and work lie at the intersection of artificial intelligence / machine learning and healthcare. In particular, I’m interested in predictive modelling for diagnostic and prognostic applications, large language models (LLMs) and clinical reasoning, AI bias and fairness, and health disparities / equity. I bring to this work many years of clinical experience as a registered nurse in emergency and trauma settings in the US and in New Zealand.

I’m also affiliated with the Boston University Health Informatics Research Lab (MET College).

Prior to venturing into the healthcare field I taught undergraduate and graduate level Physics, and hold a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Physics.

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2024

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2022

2021 and prior

  • September 2021:
  • May 2020:
    • Received the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (conc. Health Informatics, Data Analytics) from Boston University
  • May 2007:
    • Received the Diploma in Nursing from Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing, Camden NJ.
      • Awarded the 2007 Vincent T. McDermott Award for Excellence in Medical Nursing
      • Awarded the 2007 Anthony Z. Vircadi Award for Excellence in Clinical Obstetrical Nursing
  • December 2000:
    • Received the Master of Philosophy in Physics from Moi University, Chepkoilel Campus, Kenya.