Her recent research includes life history analysis of women in jail, exploration of cancer-related myths, and investigation of social networks and social support to prevent and manage illness.

Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
MA, University of Louisville, Sociology , 1994
MSSW, University of Louisville, Social Work, 1982
BA, University of Mobile, Religion and Psychology, 1977