I am a historian of public health whose research broadly examines historical, social, and cultural understandings of health and disease in African and African American communities.
My doctoral dissertation, “I Can’t Breathe: The Rise of Asthma in Black Urban America, was an intellectual history of medical and cultural perceptions of race and asthma in nineteenth and twentieth century America.
Blogs & Opinions
“Evolving Notions of Asthma: Race, Class, and the City.” Poster Presentation at the Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Grantees’ Conference, 2014.
PhD, 2019, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
MA, 2014, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
BA, 2012, History of Science, Harvard University (cum laude)