Portrait of Christina Lorenzo

Visual Health Communicator

Mission

Christina Lorenzo translates complex medical concepts into accurate and meaningful illustrations, 3D models, graphics, and interactive learning media. Through developing these engaging visual solutions, she aims to educate health professionals, enhance the communication between clinicians and their patients, and empower patients to take control of their health.

Experience

Background

Christina received her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University. After graduating, she worked directly with clinicians and patients in cardiac electrophysiology and nephrology clinical research. Christina received her Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her time in graduate school she interned as an eLearning Designer at Medline Industries, Inc. helping to build interactive continuing education courses for clinicians.

Current Projects

Christina is collaborating with Dr. Rasa Kazlauskaite at the Rush University Medical Center to test an interactive learning tool to educate patients with type 2 diabetes about continuous glucose monitoring. She is also contracting with Body Scientific International to create surgical, anatomical, and educational illustrations for print.

Awards

Vesalian Scholar

Christina's research on Developing Interactive Learning for Continuous Glucose Monitoring was recognized by the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in the Health Sciences.

Achievement Award

The College of Applied Health Sciences recognized Christina for her overall academic performance and service as a leader.

Impact Scholar

Christina was recognized by the University of Illinois at Chicago for her engagement in high impact practices at the university.

Curriculum Vitae PDF

Memberships

Christina is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and was a speaker at the 2017 annual professional conference where she presented her research process.

Association of Medical Illustrators