My information and knowledge management career began as an Associate Fellow in the competitive National Library of Medicine program and formal internship at the Eskind Biomedical Library. After completing my fellowship, I transitioned to projects with increasing technological and informatics responsibilities such as initiatives related to the integration of evidence into the medical center’s electronic medical record (StarPanel) and online patient portal (MyHealthAtVanderbilt). In 2008, sponsored by an NLM Biomedical Informatics Research Fellowship, I enrolled in the rigorous public health master’s program within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to further strengthen my research and study methodology skill set. In the course of my 17-year tenure at Vanderbilt, I have developed expertise in the areas of technology and consumer health/patient informatics, study design, and quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies. I have served as co‐PI with Dr. Nunzia Bettinsoli Giuse on the Center for Knowledge Management's research projects in health literacy and learning styles for patient communication and education, and most recently, collaborated on the Center’s research into the social and behavioral determinants of health. In all, my work has resulted in 13 peer-reviewed articles and 39 conference papers and abstracts.