I'm a Medical Doctor by training and a clinical writer and systems designer by profession. I received my medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and discovered during my training that I was more interested in solving systems-level problems in health care by applying writing, technology, policy, and design, than I was in the day-to-day of diagnosing and managing illness.
In my current role at One Medical, I create clinical guidelines, algorithms, and patient education content. It's right at the intersection of medicine, writing, and tech, which is pretty much me in a nutshell. Previously, I worked as the medical director and head of product at Iodine.com, co-creating the startup's initial drug information and decision-making tools for consumers.
Prior to medicine, I worked at Google in communications and public policy -- mostly with respect to online privacy issues and health-related products, such as Google Health and Google Flu Trends. Before that I worked in grassroots politics and community organizing at the Center for American Progress and on the 2004 presidential campaign.
Some things I love: science fiction, mass transit, adventure travel, whole milk, cheese, live music, San Francisco, and nature hikes. Here are some recent highlights from my Instagram feed. Enjoy :)
Disclosure + disclaimer: I’m an MD and I work for a primary care practice, but I don’t see patients. My posts are no-bullshit health information, not medical advice.