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Health Equity/Research Interest
I am interested in how health outcomes are determined, socially, politically and economically, in post-industrial cities in the United States. Specifically, I focus on the various “fundamental causes” associated with racial/ethnic disparities in these communities, focusing on Black, Brown, and indigenous groups, using mixed methods approaches. My work takes a broad view of how public policy, and in particular policy focused on austerity, both embeds particular health outcomes and reproduces social inequality.
I hold degrees in sociology and public health and conduct work that speaks to the intersections of these two fields – adopting both a theoretical view and a perspective rooted in real-world applications. I have a growing publication record in the sociomedical sciences, including original research involving mixed methods, and I have roughly 10 years of experience conducting research and doing research program management in public health organizations – including hospitals, community centers and academia.
College of Arts and Sciences
Africana Studies and Research Center
Area of Expertise (Methods)
Qualitative methods, survey methods, social network analysis, GIS
Area of Expertise (Content)
Health inequalities in post-industrial communities, mental health disparities, psychological trauma, and environmental justice
Area of interest
Community Engagement and Dissemination, Investigator Development/Mentorship, Education
Researcher involved in health equity, Educator involved in diversity or health equity