I am a medical sociologist completing the last year of a NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Columbia University at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health. I completed a PhD in Sociology as well as a certificate in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. I take an intersectional, mixed-methods approach to examine social and structural inequities shaping minority health, well-being, and access to economic resources.
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.