Trained as an architect and design researcher, Erin has spent her career bridging the gap between research and practice. She works at the intersection of operations, research, and design as a part of HKS Consulting team. 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. Erin is active in giving back to the healthcare design community as a speaker, mentor, teacher and board member. Her research spans disciplinary boundaries and focuses on the interaction between human behavior and the physical environment with a focus on designing for interprofessional teamwork, quality improvement, and clinic design.