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I’m a doctoral candidate in sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a biosocial trainee at the Carolina Population Center. My research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in leading social science journals. 


I research population inequities in stress, health, and aging. I also study how people cope with structural constraints and stressors via religion and spirituality. You can find more information about my work in the links above.


When I'm not working, I'm cooking and writing music with my spouse, Allison, and taking walks with our rescue mutt, Stewart. I also like to read philosophy and poetry.