As a medical sociologist, a major tenet of my approach to research, teaching, and service is my belief that institutions of education and medicine have the responsibility to provide equitable conditions for students or patients to thrive. I am currently engaged in research projects on the inclusion of social sciences and humanities into medical education, the reproduction of inequality in the profession of medicine, and the diverse understandings of diversity, equity, and inclusion programming in professional schools. I am also working on collaborative projects: one on direct democracy and another on human enhancement. Beyond academia, I am an avid proponent of enjoying the outdoors and playing (most) sports. Check out the awesome UCSD Sociology Department's Class Struggle soccer team here:     . 



Institutional Features of Medical Schools

2013 - 2019

University of California, San Diego

Doctoral Degree in Sociology

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs

Interdisciplinary Knowledge Collaboration

Race, Racism, and Medicine

2011 - 2013

University of California, San Diego

Master's Degree in Sociology

2005 - 2009

Columbia University

Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Religion

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