I am most interested in illuminating the processes through which internalized racism affects the mind-body connection in chronic disease formation. More specially, I am interested in how the salience of racialized identities affects mental and physical health outcomes. My dissertation examines the relationship between stress and mental and physical health disease outcomes using an intersectional framework for U.S. racial/gender minorities affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Areas of Interest
- Critical Race Theory
- Mental Health
- Physical Health
BA(2002) Double Major: Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland College Park
MA(2012) Sociology from the University of Maryland College Park
PhDExpected (2016) Sociology from the University of Maryland College Park