I am Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Sociology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health. I take an intersectional, mixed-methods approach to examine social and structural inequities shaping health, well-being, and access to economic resources among marginalized communities. 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 health inequities among sexual and gender diverse people. 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.