Expertise

My research focuses on the biopsychosocial epidemiology of health inequities. I study the interplay between social context, developmental period, behavior, and biology in relation to susceptibility to and progression of diseases.


  • Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Social Inequalities, Racism, and Health
  • Racial Discrimination and Group Identity
  • Psychoneuroimmunology and Cell Aging
  • Stress Physiology
Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences, Auburn University
2016 - Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore (past)

Communities
Human Development
Degrees
ScD, Harvard University, Social Epidemiology, 2007
MA, Columbia University, Psychology, 2000
BA, University of Chicago, Psychology and Sociology, 1999