I'm a resident physician in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. I graduated from the Yale School of Medicine (Cum Laude) in New Haven, CT in 2021. Prior to attending Yale, I worked as a researcher in the Merryman Mechanobiology lab at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, having earned an M.S. in Bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, GA (2015) and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) at Howard University in Washington, DC (2013).
My previous experiences have shaped my academic and extracurricular interests related to medicine. In terms of research, I am interested in improving the quality of care for people from marginalized and stigmatized groups. This has led me to develop a research thread in addiction medicine since my first year of medical school. I am also interested in how residential and occupational environmental exposures shape people's health (see civil & environmental engineering background!), and in identifying key levers that can be activated as buffers against the effects of climate change and environmental racism. This has led me to research associations between access to nature and health outcomes, most notably, hypertension in pregnancy, a leading cause of maternal mortality.
In my free time, I host and produce a podcast titled "Flip the Script," focused on elucidating mechanisms behind observed health inequities, and highlighting the work of scholars, physicians, and community health workers who make it their priority to address said inequities. I also write about racism in medical education based on personal experiences and observations. These observations have led to me developing a budding research interest in healthcare workforce diversity. This year, I was recognized among Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 in Healthcare, for my work in health equity.
I like getting around on my bike and appreciate efficient public transit. Playing tennis is my absolute favorite thing to do.
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