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 current book project, “I Can’t Breathe: Racism and the Rise of Asthma in Black Urban America,” is an intellectual history of medical and cultural perceptions of race and asthma in nineteenth and twentieth century America.


PhD, 2019, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University

MA, 2014, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University

BA, 2012, History of Science, Harvard University (cum laude)


Contemporary Concerns in Medicine, University of Notre Dame

History of Race and Racism in Science, University of Notre Dame