BRENNAN healthsystems LAB

Rupa Sheth Valdez

BS, Industrial Engineering and French

MS, Industrial Engineering (Health Systems Engineering)

PhD Candidate, Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Research Interests:

  • Culturally-informed design
  • User-centered design
  • Operationalization and integration of social, cultural, political factors into engineering solutions
  • Consumer health informatics
  • Social consequences of health IT
  • Mixed methods
  • Engineering education (teaching and policy)

Focus of Personal Work:

The objective of my work is to improve the health care delivery system through the design and application of culturally informed engineering solutions. My current work focuses on accounting for cultural factors in the design of consumer health IT. In my dissertation, I am looking at how consumer health IT may be designed to support culturally diverse patients with communicating health information with members of their social network (e.g., friends, family, neighbors)

Extracurricular Interest:

Gardening, swimming, traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends

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