Before embarking on the PhD journey, I was a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School in Boston. I designed and conducted a survey-based study of how people disclose their hearing loss to others.
I then received an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.
Now, I am a fifth year PhD student in Sociology at Duke University, where I specialize in medical sociology and demography. Broadly speaking, I study medicine and health from a social and behavioral perspective. My dissertation focuses on stress proliferation and disability from a life course perspective.
I am also a research and teaching assistant for Dr. Jen'nan G. Read at Duke University. With Dr. Read, I have worked on grant projects for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Duke Population Research Institute, and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services. Our projects have used the American Community Survey five-year combined data files to disaggregate the white, black, and Arab populations to better understand health within groups.
To learn more about my research:
Doctor of Philosophy
Sociology doctoral candidate
Master of Arts
MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Sociomedical Sciences with a certificate in Public Health Research Methods
Master of Public Health
Bachelor of Arts
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Dual concentration in sociology and anthropology with a focus in medical anthropology