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I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Sociology and Aging Center at Duke University. Before this, I received my PhD in sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill and trained at the Carolina Population Center.

I research the social-environmental origins of human stress and illness, with a focus on health inequities. You can read some of my latest work in peer-reviewed journals like Social Forces, Demography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. My studies have received awards from the American Sociological Association, and have been featured in major news outlets like The New York Times and Newsweek. My work has also been cited in lawsuits against racially motivated censorship in public schools.


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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