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    Curriculum Vitae


    • Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, 1983
    • M.A. in Sociology, New School for Social Research, 1977
    • B.A. in Sociology, Siena College, 1975

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Health Disparities
    • Social Justice
    • Culture, Diversity, and Bioethics
    • Humanism and Professionalism in Medicine
    • Death and Dying

    Research Interests

    • End-of-Life Care
    • Poverty, Race, and Serious Illness


    • Uncovering Faces of Dying Poor: A Home Based Educational Program for Residents and Students, Clarion Values Fund, 08/2000 - 05/2001
      Create home based educational program in palliative care for student physicians caring for marginalized populations.
    • Improving Ene-of-Life care for Inner-City Poor, American College of Physicians, 12/2001 - 11/2002
      Develop community outreach program bridging patient homes and the safety-net hospital system.
    • Compassionate Understanding and Care of the Dying, St. Luke's Health System Foundation, 08/2004 - 07/2006
      Deliver home-based curriculum for student physicians.


    • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 05/2005
    • Outstanding Resident Faculty Award, School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Indianapolis, 05/2000
    • President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Indiana University, 03/1999

    Outside Interests

    • Rooting for the NY Yankees
    • Gourmet cooking
    • Reading good literature

    Last updated on: 7/26/2013 10:22:00 AM