My research primarily focuses on environmental (social and physical) and psychosocial factors that contribute to women’s health across the life course, with emphasis on the maternal and child health (MCH) of marginalized/underserved populations. In particular, I seek to improve our understanding of the social meaning of race and skin color and how they intersect with other aspects of social identity to affect health. My goal is to utilize the knowledge gained from my research to apprise the development of novel and interdisciplinary community-based solutions focused on building healthier and more equitable communities that help us to achieve MCH equity for all.
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health
MPC Primary Research Areas