I am queer and I am an epidemiologist in training!
I’m an epidemiologist in training working on a PhD in the Department of Epidemiology at Brown University. My research focuses on HIV-prevention among gay and bisexual men, with the hopes of ending the HIV epidemic in the United States and around the world. I stumbled into public health and epidemiology early in my undergraduate career when I was looking for ways to combine my interests in science and my identity as a queer man. Now, I work on a broad range of projects aimed at improving LGBTQ health and hope to serve as a mentor for young LGBTQ scientists after finishing my graduate studies. I hope that the 500 Queer Scientists initiatives helps other LGBTQ people see themselves as part of the STEM community.