Portia Taylor-Singh is a Research Scientist at Philips Research North America. Her research focuses in the area of personal health and mobile health technologies. She develops solutions to help the elderly and people with chronic illness manage their health at home. The research bridges traditional hospital-based, physician-focused care to self-managed, preventative, and continuing personal care thus targeting the entirety of the care continuum. Prior to beginning a career in industry research, she served as a Hardy-Apfel IT Fellow at the Social Security Administration where she worked on disability policy and technology research. Portia received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Grambling State University.