Mike Fortun is PECE Design Director. He is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine. A historian and anthropologist of the sciences, his research is currently focused on data practices in genomics and environmental health research. With Kim Fortun, he started The Asthma Files in 2007, the collaborative research project that led to the conceptualization and development of PECE. As PECE Design Director he leads the ongoing, iterative process of PECE's conceptualization, design, and development, through research spanning poststructuralism, digital humanities, anthropology, science studies, and data and other sciences.