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I am a PhD candidate in the Sociology department at Duke University, with training in the fields of race/ethnicity and medical sociology. My areas of specialty include Race/Ethnicity, Medical Sociology, Health, Inequality and Social Policy, Research Methods, and Latin America.

My current scholarship focuses on social determinants of health, and it includes in-depth explorations of race, ethnicity, gender, and immigrant status.  In my dissertation research, I explore these dynamics among Haitian immigrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic.  Additional research projects have examined the ways that religion and spirituality influence mental health among marginalized populations, as well as the ways that policies exacerbate inequality. My research has been funded by Duke University, the the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Fulbright Program.