Since joining Washington University in 2009, Heidi has worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and at the Brown School of Social Work before joining the Professional and Social Issues (PSI) Lab in the Division of General Medical Sciences in 2015. Heidi joined Washington University after working at Mercy Hospital in the emergency and behavioral health departments.
Heidi is the PSI Lab project manager. She manages the Sharing Qualitative Research Data: Identifying and Addressing Ethical and Practical Barriers project and the Preventing Ethical Disasters in the Practice of Medicine project.
Heidi also serves as the managing editor for Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research (NIB). The journal provides a forum for exploring complex bioethical issues through the words of the people experiencing them. The NIB narratives can be used to foster empathy, as a tool for narrative education, and to raise awareness of bioethical issues.
Heidi’s interests include qualitative data analysis, the promotion of evidence-informed policy and decision making, and improving the patient experience.