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2024 recipient of the Southern Sociological Society Junior Scholar Award for scholars whose "work demonstrates career promise and who are making a significant contribution to the field"


am an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the department of sociology (pronouns: she/hers). I am also a faculty research fellow at UNC's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the book review editor at Social Forces. I was formerly an assistant professor of sociology at Temple University from 2017-2019. Before that, I worked as a Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoc at the University of Chicago from 2016-2017, and received my Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University in May 2016.

My research interests include medical sociology, medical education, work and professions, social status, gender, stratification, ethics, qualitative methodologies, and social theory. At its most general, my research examines how societal, professional, and institutional factors shape physicians’ and patients’ lived experiences in ways that can reinforce social inequality and make people sicker. 

My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and has appeared in Social Problems, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine, among others. I have also received several awards, including from the American Sociological Association and the British Sociological Association.

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