Medical Sociology, HIV/AIDS, Health Policy and Law, Qualitative Methods, Social Theory, Mental Illness 

Sociology, Sociology
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, Sociology, 2002
BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Sociology, 1994
sociology medical sociology hiv/aids reproductive health services

IUPUI Outstanding Mentor and Motivator Award, IUPUI SLA Student Council, 2020

IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award, IUPUI SLA, various

Arts for AIDS Hero of the Year, Arts4AIDS and Indiana Senate Resolution, 2019

Earl Conner Ending Stigma Advocacy Legacy Award, The Damien Center, 2020

Top 100 List for outstanding work in the HIV community by women, POZ Magazine, 2017

AIDSWatch Positive Leadership Award, AIDS United, 2017

Top 75 Amazing HIV Positive People, HIV Plus Magazine, 2016

Dedication to HIV Research Award,, Indiana Dept. of Health HIV/STD/Hepatitis Division, 2009