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    Curriculum Vitae


    • Ph.D. in Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007
    • M.A. in Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
    • B.A. in Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2001

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Health Disparities
    • Medical Sociology
    • Research Methods
    • Homelessness
    • Bioethics

    Research Interests

    • Community Health
    • Homelessness
    • Clinical Communication
    • Qualitative/Ethnographic Methods


    • Neighborhood Infrastructure, Community Dynamics, and Health Outcomes, LISC, 01/2012 - 08/2012
      Pilot funding from LISC to conduct health impact assessment in four KC neighborhoods, including the relationships of the built environment, social capital, physical activity and physical and mental health outcomes.
    • Interprofessional Teamwork among Nursing and Medical Students (3 related seed grants), TTU Health Science Center QEP Initiative, 05/2009 - 04/2010
      Grants for the development of interprofessional teamwork training for nursing and medical students.


    • Dean's Award (Graduate), School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 04/2005
    • Annual Book Award (1st Runner Up), Association for Humanist Sociology, 09/2010

    Professional Affiliations

    • Member, 10/2009 - Present, International Sociological Association

    • Member, 10/2002 - Present, American Sociological Association

    Last updated on: 11/17/2012 11:16:00 AM