- Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Wednesday 8:15 am - 9:15 am
- Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
I am trained as a medical anthropologist, and specialize in the intersections of culture, health, and structural inequalities. I received a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, and an MPH in International Community Health from New York University. I spent two years in the Caribbean conducting ethnographic research for my dissertation on the social experiences of HIV/AIDS infection. My more recent research focuses on unique stressors and coping mechanisms for mental illness among immigrants in Massachusetts. I have 15 years of experience in college-level teaching and conducting health research in Boston, Washington, DC, New York City, Venezuela, Trinidad, and Guyana.
I recently moved to Asheville from New England (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), and enjoy spending time with my husband exploring restaurants, art, music, and immersive adventures in the Great Outdoors. I am excited to work with students, colleagues, and community partners on health-related projects with the goal of contributing to the overall well-being of our communities!