My primary research interests focus on understanding how socio-structural and cultural factors influence the HIV epidemic and using rigorous, formative research to develop culturally appropriate
interventions to address these factors.

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My teaching philosophy rests on four elements.

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Teaching Philosophy


My approach to research is to go beyond deficit models that only focus on individual behaviors and barrier to health, while incorporating the concept of intersectionality which refers to the interconnectedness of social factors. 

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My plans for the future involve building strength in each of the focal areas of my research program, as outlined above.

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Current projects