Katherine Kim, is Professor in Residence at San Francisco State University’s Health Equity Institute. Her research focuses on the role of technology in consumer/patient engagement in KePe/health and the associated policy issues, particularly in the areas of mobile health, distributed electronic research networks, and health information exchange. She is a member of the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup of the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) HIT Policy Committee. And, she is currently PI or advisor on numerous research grants in this area. Ms. Kim has over 20 years of experience with hospitals and medical groups, as an entrepreneur--CEO of a venture-funded startup, leader of a business incubator, and Founder and President of Kim Consultants—and in software product development with Oracle. Ms. Kim received a BA in Biology from Harvard, MPH and MBA from UC Berkeley, and is a PhD candidate at University of California Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.