About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Center for Artificial Intelligence Research. My translational and interdisciplinary research focuses on developing innovative and accessible diagnosis and prognosis frameworks for complex disorders. I utilize artificial intelligence approaches, population-level electronic health records, and longitudinal biopsychosocial data to characterize the clinical risk associated with different conditions. My research has contributed to understanding the phenotypic manifestation of various alleles of the FMR1 gene. I have also developed pre-screening approaches that can assist in accelerating the diagnostic process for FMR1-associated conditions. I am an advocate for the inclusion of diverse patient populations in medical and clinical research and am interested in identifying factors contributing to diagnostic disparities and health inequalities in patients. I serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R03 grant and a Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI) on an R01 grant, both funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to investigate patterns of health care utilization in patients with fragile X Syndrome (FXS). The R03 is focused on the examination of health inequities and diagnostic disparities in FXS using a racially and ethnically diverse population cohort. The R01 is the largest study of adults with FXS, examining the potential social and environmental factors impacting patients' health and functional outcomes. My research aims to significantly advance the knowledge of various complex conditions, bring advancements of artificial intelligence in genetic research, and offer a potential pathway to earlier diagnosis and intervention.