I am a Sociologist and National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
My research investigates health disparities across class, race, and gender in the United States. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how neighborhoods, schools, and families shape our health behaviors and outcomes. My first book, which examines nutritional inequality in America, is forthcoming in 2021 with Little, Brown Spark. My work has been published in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Sociological Science, Obesity, and the Journal of Adolescent Health.
I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University, a M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Bremen, and a B.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University.