My research interests intercept the areas of computing, skin and cancer. Specifically, I work on early skin cancer detection and epidemiologic research on skin cancer.
For skin cancer detection, I focus on developing tools for general practitioners, healthcare providers and, even, patients who urgently need affordable and easy-to-use diagnostic aids. In particular, I am working on handheld, non-invasive devices based on interference and polarization properties of light. Another line of research in this area is to build new artificial intelligence programs which could be used with digital cameras and smartphones.
For epidemiologic studies, I am currently investigating the relationship between organic chlorine compounds and skin cancer. I am also developing computer tools to streamline the data collection phase of epidemiologic studies.