I am a medical sociologist with research and teaching interests in racial health disparities, political and policy determinants of health, LGBT health, critical race theory and racism, and racial and ethnic relations. My previous work has been published in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, and Gender in Management: An International Journal.

I received a B.A. in Political Science and Africana Studies and a Ph.D. in Sociology with concentrations in health disparities and race and ethnicity from Texas A&M University.  I am currently an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University in the Department of Sociology and the African American Studies Program.