Erin is passionate about improving health and wellbeing with design and has spent her career bridging the gap between research and practice. Erin is an architect and design researcher at HKS. Prior to joining HKS, she was a senior researcher and medical planner at HOK, and a Research Consultant with the Center for Health Design and Georgia Institute of Technologies' SimTigrate Lab. She is the research chair and a trustee of the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation and was recognized in Healthcare Design’s Best Under 40 by the Academy of Architecture for Health. She is active in giving back to the healthcare design community as a speaker, mentor, teacher and board member. Research Focus: Teamwork and Communication, Patient Safety, Population Health, Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Education, Design Thinking and Quality Improvement.