Degree and Year in Program
Third Year PhD Student
Areas of Specialization
Sociology of Diagnosis; Social Construction of Health & Health Knowledge; Medicine and Social Control; Critical Theory; Intersectional Feminism; Decolonizing Knowledge
I am a Health Policy Research Scholar, in the national network of diverse and underrepresented healthcare leaders funded and trained by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is served by my interdisciplinary background, with a medical undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a social science master’s degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
My work focuses on how societal oppressions are associated with demographic inequalities in health. Currently I am studying contested illnesses and gender, using mixed methods, including historical-comparative analysis. I am also studying brain injury and relationships. I have worked as a research assistant on quantitative laboratory experiments, as well as qualitative focus groups.
Health, Medicine & Society; Sociology of Sport; Sociology 101 recitation