While interning at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, Jeff collaborated with members of NCCHW and MAHEC to co-create The Social Bridging Project at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. He now holds a position as the project’s coordinator and continually offers social support and connection to the older adults that the project serves.
Jeff transferred from AB-Tech to UNC Asheville where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Health and Wellness Promotion. While at UNC Asheville, he published research with Health and Wellness Promotion faculty, advocated for health equity, served as a student health and wellness coach, and was the head personal trainer at Campus Recreation.
In 2021, he received a Master of Bioethics from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently employed as a research assistant at The Berman Institute of Bioethics and also collaborates on a global bioethics project with researchers from Oxford University. His research interests center around systemic factors that affect the health and well-being of vulnerable groups, public health ethics, distributive justice, and community-informed health policymaking. He also deeply values stepping away from research to help older adults throughout the state of North Carolina live happier, fuller lives.