I was born in Kansas City but spent most of my early life in a small town in Southeast Kansas. I went to PIttsburg State University in Kansas for undergraduate, where I studied biochemistry, played jazz, and researched the use of magnetic nanoparticles as diagnostic tools for infectious diseases. I recently completed my PhD at Yale School of Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Luke Davis, and my dissertation work evaluated the implementation of contact tracing for COVID-19 using mixed methods. My primary research interests include implementation science, global health, infectious disease, harm reduction, and social networks. Clinically, I am interested in family medicine and plan to pursue full-spectrum training in order to one day practice rural family medicine. Outside of work, I like playing music, baking, fishing, and exploring the outdoors. My favorite time of year is Fall/Winter, but that has nothing to do with the weather and everything to do with eggnog.
Education & Training
- BSPittsburg State University, Chemistry/Biology (2016)