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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 an associate member of the NYC HIV Planning Group and strive to conduct community-driven health disparities research.

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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