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I am an industrial designer, usability researcher, and educator who have taught undergraduate design courses internationally and in the U.S. My research focuses on healthcare and telehealth design, community-centered design, and usability research. Currently, I am PI and Co-PI on several transdisciplinary, healthcare-related research and design projects, two of which are funded by the NIH. Prior to teaching, I spent 10 years as an industrial designer in my home country of Iran, where I was lead designer on a range of high-profile projects working with teams of engineers, anthropologists, and architects. I bring this industry experience into the classroom by emphasizing the importance of experiential, evidence-based decision-making in participatory design and research.