I am a sociologist who studies healthcare, inequality, and development. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology at UCLA, and am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University.
My research examines health inequalities in the US and global setting. One line of research explores the impact of global health policies. My dissertation and book project traces the meaning of HIV policies across different segments of Malawian society, highlighting the misalignments between the vision of global institutions and the needs of local governments, providers, and patients. Another line of research looks at racial health inequalities in the US, focusing on the meaning of race in delivering racially targeted health services. Based on postdoctoral work at the UCSD Institute for Practical Ethics, I am currently studying the social and ethical implications of gene drive technologies. Published work from these projects can be found in: Social Science & Medicine, Ethnicity & Health, PLOS ONE, and Sociology of Health & Illness.