Shiyi is a connected health protégée and contributor to the ongoing research & innovation process at the Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health < http://www.connected-health.org>. As a research analyst, her role ranges from conceptualizing and operationalizing clinical research protocols to evaluating findings and learning how to more effectively disseminate these findings. She is also an experienced grant writer and manages her team’s large-scale foundation grants portfolio.
Most recently, Shiyi has presented her research at the Health Forum / AHA Leadership Summit, and her work has been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research as well as a HIMSS Media publication.
The patient experience is central to Shiyi’s work at the Center and beyond. As an advocate for families of children born with craniofacial differences through the Foundation for Faces of Children, Shiyi has applied lessons learned from her and her families’ journey in navigating care within 3 distinctive health care systems to help raise awareness around the need for payment reform and more family-centered care at the local and state level. It was this along with the experience of moderating a Facebook group full of teen asthmatics that inspired Shiyi’s current research interest in the use of social media for health care delivery to the adolescent and young adult population.
Shiyi can often be found bike commuting through the city streets in and around Boston, MA. In her spare time, she enjoys hacking recipes to merge the various ethnic food influences from her childhood, keeping up with her ultra-tech-savvy father and not-so-tech-savvy mother, and getting lost on long runs in new places.