I’m currently a PhD candidate in Information Systems at the University  of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) working with Dr. Gunes Koru in the  Health IT Lab. My main research focus is Health IT from a Global Health Perspective and I secondarily focus on Systems Engineering and Human Computer Interaction, both with applications in the health domain. I’m deeply concerned about healthcare systems in Africa, and interested in discovering transferable principles that can help to build a better healthcare system using simple technologies in developing countries especially Sub-Saharan Africa.

I am well versed in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods. I have carried out research using both methodologies as well as mixed methods research.

I served as the Vice President in 2016 -2017 where I, along with a team of 5 awesome ladies, revamped the Graduate Research Conference (GRC) and increased interested and participation in the conference. A news article on the conference can be found here. I also served as the Chair for the Senate Committee of the same conference in 2015 and as a senator for the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UMBC.

When I’m not studying, I love to explore the city, read African literature, listen to podcasts, hang out with friends and sing!