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I am a medical sociologist with research and teaching interests in political and policy determinants of health, population health and intersectionality, sexual and gender minority (SGM) and LGBT health, and racial health disparities. My previous work has been published in SSM-Population Health, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 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 the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Department of Sociology.  

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