I work in the emergency department (ED), providing care for children with traumatic injuries as well as those with acute medical illnesses and exacerbations of chronic conditions. My passion is ensuring every patient that seeks care in the ED receives the highest quality care, no matter what brings them through our doors.
My research focuses on improving the care delivered in the ED with specific attention to the development of clinical care algorithms. I also work to improve the care of patients seeking mental healthcare.
Throughout my career, there has been an increasing need for emergency department providers to care for children in a mental health crisis. This need creates many opportunities for improvement and a new perspective on patient experiences. My research goals are to optimize care for patients and families seeking mental healthcare in the ED with specific attention to staff safety, staff experience, patient safety, patient experience and the effectiveness of the care.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics