I am committed to population-level health. That grounds my professional trajectory, from leading teams investigating the dynamics of Hohokam inter-village health variation, to my current doctoral research surrounding the federal regulatory history of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Central to that trajectory is the guiding principle that science communication and outreach are the tools for addressing complex health issues at the nexus of science, policy, and society.
I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and doctoral candidate in the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University. My dissertation research examines how scientists, government actors, private industry, and grassroots organizations converge to shape federal public health policy, using the legislation surrounding fetal alcohol syndrome in the 1970s and 1980s as a case study.
In addition to my own research, I am invested in projects that prioritize science outreach and communication for a public audience, particularly in the area of reproductive health. I train others in best practices for science outreach and communication, develop workflows for those projects, and manage the products of those outreach efforts to engage public audiences both online and in person.