ScD, Harvard University, 1996
MS, Harvard University, 1992
I am working on a long-term study of an oil pipeline project in Chad that was supposed to double as a poverty reduction project. I have followed 80 households in the oilfield region for more than a decade, and am currently writing about the strategies and tactics they use to remake their lives and livelihoods as their land is expropriated.
I also study clinical care practices and public health interventions around the AIDS epidemic in the US. I have worked with a group of young women living with HIV in the Bronx, Chicago, New Orleans, and Miami, interviewing them over a three-year period to look at the role of the clinic and therapeutic interventions in their lives. I have also studied changes in clinical routines and practices after clinical practice guideline came out calling for routine HIV screening in the US. I am interested in the differential distribution of screening and other interventions and their implications for self-identity, stigma, self-care, and young people’s sense of their place in the world.
Honors and Awards
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fellow
Margaret Bright Award for Excellence in Teaching
Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Award (AMTRA)
Faculty Innovation Award
New Century Scholars Award, Fulbright Foundation and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Population Council Fellowship
David E. Bell Fellowship (MacArthur Foundation), Harvard University, Center for Population and Development Studies
J. William Fulbright Fellowship
Frederick Sheldon Fellowship, Harvard University
Julian Mack Research Grant, Harvard School of Public Health