ABOUT ME

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 study the social processes by which institutions shape orientations toward inequalities and how knowledges can be creatively integrated to improve upon these inequalities. I am particularly excited by the prospect of humanities and social sciences collaborations. 

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:     . 

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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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