About Me

apathy-nateThanks for stopping by! I’m a PhD student in Health Policy & Management at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. My research interests are in health information exchange and interoperability, health IT policy, and population health informatics. During my program I have also worked on projects related to electronic health record adoption and satisfaction, design of clinical decision support tools for opioid prescribing, and consent policies related to health information exchange. I have a passion for quasi-experimental research design, storytelling with data visualization, and open-source science.

I grew up in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated from Rockhurst High School. I got my undergraduate degree in economics from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. I worked at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City for five years, first implementing laboratory information systems and laboratory interfaces in more than ten hospitals, then helping to connect researchers at academic health centers to clinical data in the electronic health record. Now, I’m joining those researchers as I pursue my doctoral studies.

This site is dedicated to my dad.