Informationalizing Healthcare “The more data you have, the clearer you see.” -IBM Smarter Planet commercial
Health Hacking and the Quantified Self "We are building a way for people to check their bodies as often as they check their email." - Scanadu commercial for medical tricorder
Mobile Health “Mobile phones are the single most transformative technology for development” -Jefrey D. Sachs
I am a doctoral candidate in the department of Communication at the University of Washington. My research interests center around the co-constitution of technology and society. I focus on the emergence and implications of trends in informationalization in arenas such as healthcare, global development, building design and construction, and warfare. Studying processes of technological change, I am interested in how knowledge production, organizational forms, and communication practices are reconfigured in these arenas. I apply a qualitative, ethnographic approach to these emergent, multi-dimensional sites.