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I am Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Sociology (in Psychiatry) at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health at Columbia University 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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