RESEARCH

I study how educators, physicians, and policy makers apply knowledge to improve patient care and how the context in which these actors work impacts how they utilize knowledge. I address questions about how these actors understand the sources of health and healthcare disparities in the U.S. patient population, how they decide what kinds of knowledge are clinically relevant, and how they reproduce forms of inequality in their educational materials and interactional processes – particularly racial inequality. In addition to my book project, I am engaged in research on the application of social scientific knowledge, professional identity formation, interdisciplinary collaboration, education, and the medical profession.

Selected Publications

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