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I am Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Sociology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University and Research Scientist in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute. I take an intersectional, mixed-methods approach to examine social and structural inequities shaping minority health, well-being, and access to economic resources. My work is supported by a K01 award from NIMH.

 

I am particularly motivated to understand—and develop interventions to address—how economic marginalization, race-, gender-, and sexuality-based oppression, and multi-level stigma drive gender and sexual minority health disparities. I serve as a member of the NYC HIV Planning Group and strive to conduct community-driven health disparities research.

From 2019 to 2022, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the NIMH T32 Program at the HIV Center. I completed a PhD in Sociology as well as a certificate in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 2019.

Embodied disruption: “Sorting out” gender and nonconformity in the doctor’s office.

Sex in Midlife: Women’s sexual experiences in lesbian and straight marriages.

SELECT JOURNAL ARTICLES

"Fat broken arm syndrome": Negotiating risk, stigma, and weight bias in LGBTQ healthcare.

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