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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development in the Duke University School of Medicine. In 2023, I received my PhD in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I also trained at the Carolina Population Center.


I research population inequities in stress, health, and aging. My studies are published in Social Forces, Demography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Race and Justice, among other outlets. My studies have won awards from the American Sociological Association. They have also been featured in The New York Times, Psychology Today, Yahoo! News, Policing Insight, The Conversation, and Newsweek.


When I'm not working, I'm cooking and writing music with my partner, Allison, and taking walks with our rescue mutt, Stewart. In past lives, I toured in punk bands, worked as a line cook in commercial kitchens, and studied philosophy.

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