- Research Program Mentor
MPH at Brown University
Health disparities and social determinants of health (public health), mindfulness, mental health, stress, psychology of addictions, human physiology, medicine, philanthropy/non-profit work
BioMy academic passions lie at the intersection of public health and medicine. I am a strong advocate of addressing health disparities and promoting health equity through community-centered research. My current research focuses on coping with stress and improving physical health outcomes for marginalized youth in Hartford, CT who have been exposed to various traumas. My research team and I, including Hartford community members, are using data-driven mindfulness techniques to help these youth mitigate the effects of stress on their developing bodies. Outside of academia, you can find me on top of a mountain or kayaking along the Seekonk river. I love spending time outdoors as a way to recharge, exercise and develop my personal mindfulness practice. I also have a passionate love of music passed down from my father who's a musician, so you can also find me at a concert or scrolling through new artists on spotify!
Examining the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Interpersonal Violence
A devastating unintended consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic has been an increase in domestic violence cases, particularly among marginalized and under-resourced communities. This project will investigate how the pandemic has interacted with interpersonal violence through the lense of structural inequities.