615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
MS, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, 2016
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
MHS, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
BS, University of Notre Dame, 1997
My overall research aims to increase infant and neonatal survival in low-resource settings through the development of effective, low-cost interventions that may be implemented at the community level. Current activities include investigation of sunflower seed oil as a topical emollient therapy for reduced infection and mortality, mode(s)/mechanism of action of sunflower seed oil and skin barrier function and integrity, expanding the use of oxytocin for prevention and treatment of PPH beyond facility deliveries, uterotonic use in home and facility deliveries in South Asia, etiology of neonatal infections, role of community based workers in neonatal/maternal health.
I am also interested in the impact of human rights violations on population health, and the application of epidemiological tools to investigate this relationship.
Global Acheivement Award (2015)
Delta Omega (2005)
Bradley R. Sack Family Scholarship Award (2002) – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Fogarty AITRP New & Minority Investigator Award (2000-2001) – Hopkins Fogarty Aids International Training and Research Program
Phi Beta Kappa (1997)
Selected publications from the past 5 years