My intellectual foundation is formed by the disciplines of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Sociotechnical Systems, and Social Shaping of Technology. I connect these disciplines to the research communities of Consumer Health Informatics, Participatory Medicine, Health Informatics and Health Information Systems. My research focuses on the use, design, and consequences of digital health technologies. For example, my dissertation investigated the patterns, processes, and practices of patients’ use of a personal health record in supporting their health and well being. Outputs of this research include design documents, quality improvement, informing technology and information system development, policy recommendations, development and clarification of sociotechnical processes models and improvement and promotion of patient-centered care at the personal, organizational, and policy levels. As a researcher, I value interdisciplinary collaboration and multi-methodological quantitative and qualitative approaches to both data collection and analysis.