Courses I teach or have taught in the past

Advanced Concepts in Healthcare Delivery

Healthcare Management

Computer Supported Cooperative Work. An upper-division undergraduate course that explores the technical, organizational and social issues involved in designing, developing, deploying, and evaluating computational and communication tools to support groups and organizational activities. This course reviews a variety of research methods and conceptual frameworks that have guided CSCW research and practices in the past 25 years. Both classic and contemporary materials are read and discussed. Students gain first-hand experience with a variety of concepts and tools through class lectures and readings.

Doing Research in the Community.  Students critically examine the objectives and processes for conducting research collaboratively with community organizations. Students work in teams on real-world community research projects with faculty mentors and community partners. This course emphasizes  methods, values, and relationships that are appropriate for community-based research.

Medical Informatics. I teach this introductory course at both the undergraduate and the master’s level. The course is an overview of the field of medical informatics, including clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. The course is directed towards healthcare, public policy, management, computing and engineering students who want to understand the rapidly evolving field of Medical Informatics and its integral role in healthcare practices.

Project in Medical Informatics. To practice and manage modern healthcare, we require substantial technological infrastructure and a significant body of trained professionals. Even traditional healthcare professionals increasingly require training in these areas in addition to their primary responsibilities. As the nationwide push for Health Information Technology (HIT) grows, there are increasing interests in studying the use HIT systems in various health practices. This project course gives student an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in health informatics. The course focuses on getting students involved in various in-class activities and a quarter/semester-long end-to-end group project. This course is designed as a second course in the Health/Medical Informatics area and is intended to let students apply the knowledge they learned in Introduction to Medical Informatics to a practical project.

Environmental Analysis & Design.  This course orients students to the study of complex relationships between human beings and the non-human world and subsequent application of this knowledge to the development of interdisciplinary theories of environmental problems, impacts, and solutions that span all levels from individual behavior to international policy.


Workshops & Tutorials

Advancing Ethnography in Healthcare Environments: Seminar developed along with Brigitte Jordan, PhD (formerly of Xerox PARC) and Christine Morton, PhD (of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative).  This seminar is based on Brigitte Jordan’s recent book Advancing Ethnography in Corporate Environments.  Participants include scholars who study childbirth practice from various disciplinary backgrounds, including anthropology, sociology, public health, nursing, and informatics.  This seminar was held on April 22nd, 2013, at Stanford University.

Values in Design of Electronic Medical Records Systems: tutorial held at the 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems designed in conjunction with Matthew Bietz, PhD, and Cory Knobel, PhD.  The tutorial is derived from the annual Values in Design (VID) summer program but focused specifically on Electronic Medical Records as a case, allowing participants to apply the VID framework and related approaches to design of Electronic Medical Record systems.