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Education and Training

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

Specialization:

Medical Sociology and Demography

2021-Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Aging Center

Duke University

(NIA T32AG000029)

For my post-doc, I am using population-level data and electronic health record data to investigate racial/ethnic differences in hearing loss and access to hearing healthcare services.

Supervisors: Matthew E. Dupre (Population Health Sciences, Sociology) and Sherri L. Smith (Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences).

2013-2015

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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.

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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2012-2013

Research Fellow

Massachusetts Eye and 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.

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2008-2012

BA
University of Michigan

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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