Ross’ main research interests pertain to clinical informatics and mHealth patient-centered technology to improve the quality of care patients receive during their time both inside and outside of the hospital. He is originally from Salt Lake City and earned an honors B.S. in Information Systems with an emphasis on security from the University of Utah. Prior to beginning the PhD program in Biomedical Health Informatics at UW, he worked as a Network and Systems Administrator. Ross’ main job role was to ensure the company’s information technology infrastructure was operating efficiently and securely. In addition to these job roles, he would regularly conduct user requirement analyses concerning existing work processes in order to identify opportunities for improvement with new software. Ross would consistently implement these improvements seamlessly by rigorously evaluating the new methods in both test and production environments before distributing the improvements throughout the company. Outside of school and work Ross is an avid outdoorsman. His passions include skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and fly-fishing.