Bridging Clinical Neuroscience, Art, and Population Health through AI / VR technologies and interdisciplinary research

PRIMARY RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Neurobiological and cognitive responses to sensory, artistic, and aesthetic stimuli among patients with neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders

  • Biomarkers of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders 

  • Possible interference on neurotransmitter release from light, color, sound abstract perceptions

  • Neurofeedback training and improvement of cognitive functions through brainwave visualization

KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION

  • Create interactive art through brain-computer interaction

  • Design diverse AI/VR-powered therapeutic interventions (immersive / sensorial / art-based) for patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders in both clinical and at-home care settings

  • Design interactive public AI-Art spaces (e.g. exhibitions, installations) to promote psychiatric and brain health

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Selected Experiences

Research
  • Consumer Health Informatics x Digital Health Researcher at  Yale Center for Medical Informatics (2022-Present) 

    • Manuscript: LGBT veteran mental health and tele-mental health service usage Pre-Peri the COVID-19 Pandemic​

  • mHealth Researcher at Frederick Altice’s Lab (2021-Present)

  • Implementation Science Researcher at  Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (2021-Present)

    • Co-authored paper: "Qualitative Methodology in Implementation Science Research: A Systematic Scoping Review" to be presented at the15th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

  • Research Assistant at Yale School of Medicine Medical Oncology and Computer Science

    • Survey: "The Considerations for and validation of the next generation of clinical biomarkers (CLARITY)" (PI: Dr. Kim Blenmanwill serve as a blueprint for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Q-Submission on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) by considering that morphological biomarkers, including machine learning biomarker validation on H&E-slides, could serve as a new paradigm for the FDA and global regulatory agencies

  • Medical Cost-effectiveness Research Assistant at Yale School of Medicine (2021)

    • Project: Cost-effectiveness analysis of total hysterectomy with sacrocolpopexy versus supracervical hysterectomy with sacrocervicopexy 

  • Telehealth Researcher at University of Virginia School of Medicine (2020-2021)

    • Poster presentation: "Patient acceptability of telepsychiatry during COVID-19" at the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center Summit 2021 

  • Socio-cultural Ethnographer at University of Virginia

    • Project: Race Relation and Social Equity Ethnography ​on the intersectionality between microaggression and multidimensional identities culminating presented as online ethnographic portfolio on the contemporary racialized experience of social power dynamics

Professional

  • Clinical Neuroscience Innovation, Research, and Development Summer Associate at EsurgiBiotech (May - Aug. 2022)

  • Data Management Specialist at Yale Cancer Center (Seasonal: June - July 2022)

  • Communication and Marketing Executive Director for Yale Healthcare Conference 2022: Humanizing Healthcare Through Patient-Centered Innovations 

  • Site feasibility consultant at Yale Center for Clinical Investigation focusing on oncology, psychiatry, neurology clinical trial site selection and feasibility assessment (2022)

  • Service Consultant & advisory board member for CT Hospice focusing on General Inpatient (GIP) Care Utilization, Coordination & Documentation guidelines 

  • Jefferson Trust Grant Pandemic Program's Social Emotional Learning Cataloger and Digital Program Developer of COVID-19 Pandemic Education and Support: Children’s Book Digital Guide (2021)

  • Brown University Executive MBA Alumni Network Development Associate (May - Sep 2020)

Art for Public Health

  • Artistic Creator for the Humanities, Arts and Public Health Practice at Yale (2022) 

  • "Energy and Resilience", Art Exhibition at the Yale School of Public Health (since 2021)

  • Mindfulness Living graphic designer @innermagicart

Teaching & Social Work​

  • Founder & Director of VoiceBridge, International Rescue Committee - Charlottesville Refugee Education Program (2020-2021)

  • Course Developer & Instructor of ANTH 4993: The Politics of Belonging & the Refuge Experience (Fall 2020) 

  • Special Need Childcare Program Developer at Crystal Bird Mental Rehabilitation Center, Xi’an, China (2018)

  • Peer Health Educator and Child Protection Campaign Director at Mary Faith Rescue Center, Nairobi, Kenya (2015)

Education 

2021-2023     Yale University | Master of Public Health | Social and Behavioral Sciences                             New Haven, CT, USA

2018-2021     University of Virginia | Bachelor of Arts | Global Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy            Charlottesville, VA, USA

2019              University of Oxford | 19th Century American and British Literary Encounters                                         Oxford, UK

2018-2021     St. Joseph's Institution | The International Baccalaureate Diploma, IBDP Bilingual Diploma                     Singapore

2014-2016     Crescent Girls' School | GCE O' Level                                                                                                         Singapore

Certification

University of Cambridge Functional Neuroanatomy Certificate. Certified July 2022

Bibliography & Honors