Yalini Senathirajah, PhD is Visiting Associate Professor of biomedical informatics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research focuses on design and improvement of electronic health records using a novel end-user design paradigm, and patient-facing technology interventions for health promotion particularly for minority or underserved patients. She directs the department MD/PhD program, has taught at Downstate medical center in Brooklyn, and has a particular interest in finding alternate pathways for diverse students to enter the field. She also has an interest in technology innovation for human rights.