Areas of Interest
Sociology of health, health care, and care work; crowdsourcing and stakeholder-engaged research; qualitative methodology.
My research program is focused on the social, political, economic, and historical contexts within which health and biomedical research are situated, as well as understanding health disparities at through an intersectional lens. My publications have explored social and ethical issues in HIV research, theories of care, and addressing inequalities in health research. Most recently I have been working on several collaborative, multidisciplinary and international projects, conducting social science research to advance stakeholder-driven approaches to social and ethical issues in research on HIV and other infectious diseases. Three specific topics I am focused on include: 1) crowdsourcing stakeholder input on HIV research and other infectious diseases; 2) identifying challenges with and solutions to adolescent inclusion in HIV research; and 3) exploring barriers and facilitators to participation in vaccine trials.
Education and Training
- Undergraduate Queen’s University
- MA Queen’s University
- PhD York University
- Fellowship Women’s College Research Institute
- Fellowship UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases