I am gay and I am an epidemiologist.//
I am a PhD student at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health. My work focuses on HIV treatment effectiveness and outcomes based on clinical care data, and my dissertation examines differences in hospitalizations by sex, race/ethnicity, and clinical history. My long-term goal is to conduct research that helps reduce disparities in HIV outcomes and improve clinical care for people living with HIV. I originally studied political science at McGill University but became interested in public health and particularly HIV. What I enjoy about epidemiology is having to bring together knowledge about the biology of HIV, statistics, and social factors to complete research projects. When I am not writing programs or papers, you can find me playing piano or with my husband walking our corgi in various parks.