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ABOUT
Me

Research Interests

Medical Sociology

Life Course & Aging

Public Health

Demography

Disability

Hearing Loss

Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook

New Zealand

Education

2012
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts

Social Anthropology

Dual sociology and anthropology concentration with a focus in medical anthropology

2015
Columbia University
Master of Public Health

Sociomedical Sciences

 

Certificate in Public Health Research Methods

2021
Duke University
Doctor of Philosophy

Sociology

Concentration in Medical Sociology and Demography

2008-2012

BA

University of Michigan

I graduated from Michigan with Distinction and High Honors. My honors thesis was awarded the Robert Cooley Angell Honors Thesis Award for the best Sociology honors thesis.

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2012-2013

Research Fellow

Massachusetts Eye & Ear / Harvard Medical School

Under the supervision of Dr. Konstantina Stankovic, I designed and conducted a survey-based study of how people disclose their hearing loss to others.

2013-2015

MPH

Columbia University

I received an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences with a certificate in Public Health Research Methods from the Mailman School of Public Health. My thesis was supervised by Drs. Corinne Kirchner and Konstantina Stankovic.

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2015-2021

PhD

Duke University

I received a PhD in Sociology under the supervision of Drs. Scott Lynch and Jen'nan Read (co-chairs). My dissertation examined stress proliferation and disability over the life course using longitudinal, nationally representative data. The chapters have been published here and here.

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