March 6, 2020
by Rupa Valdez
Rupa Valdez is the founder and President of Blue Trunk Foundation. She is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia, serving on the Disability Action and Advocacy Committee and acting as a core member of the Disability Studies Initiative. Rupa received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an active member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the American Medical Informatics Association she has chaired the Health Care Technical Group and People and Organizational Issues Working Group, respectively. When she’s not on a computer, Rupa enjoys escaping to other places and times by traveling, reading, and antiquing.