I am an Assistant Professor in Geriatrics and Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine. I also serve as a Graduate Faculty Scholar at the University of Central Florida. My research and teaching focus on the experience and management of chronic conditions, social causes of and responses to health inequalities, and evaluation of programs and services that promote health equity as people age. Lifelong chronic illness, experience of trauma, and a passion for social justice motivate me in advocating for others with health challenges through a variety of professional service activities.
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