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I am Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Sociology (in Psychiatry and Sociomedical Sciences) 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.

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

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


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

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