PhD- Developmental Psychology, UW-Madison
MS- Population Health – Epidemiology, UW-Madison
BA- Honors Psychology and Communication Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College
I am a developmental psychologist with expertise in the psychology of women, population health, epidemiology, and health disparities. My research is characterized by an interdisciplinary, life course approach to maternal and child health, with a focus on the developmental origins of health disparities. I currently have several research projects, all examining psychosocial and early life factors that contribute to disparities in obesity.
Highlights in your Career
NICHD T32 Health Disparities Research Scholar
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Course Development Grant
Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) Scholar
UW Psychology Department Collaborative Research Award
Phi Beta Kappa
I love to cooking, biking, hiking, skiing and family time. I also love any activity that gets me in or near water: swimming, sailing, scuba diving, and hanging out at UW-Madison’s Memorial Union Terrace.
What I expect to gain by being a scholar for the Center for Women’s Health and Health Disparities.
I am loving all the opportunities the BIRCWH program provides to connect with an interdisciplinary network of scholars, both at UW and nationally, all committed to enhancing women's health and reducing health disparities. Plus having protected time is valuable so that I can develop my research program.