615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
PhD, University of Louisville, 2011
MPH, University of Louisville, 2007
I have begun to establish a record of research in breast cancer disparities, and aspire to continue research that will further enhance knowledge in the area of cancer disparities among African American women and underserved populations including the Baltimore and surrounding Maryland communities. My primary research focus is cancer health disparities in women from the epidemiological perspective among minorities and the underserved. In these special populations I am particularly interested in modifiable risk factors such as the associations between obesity, anthropometric measures and breast cancer risk and survival and also associations between specific obesity/insulin related genetic variants and breast cancer risk and outcomes; effects of physical activity and quality of life with breast cancer survivors; and adherence to recommended breast cancer screening practices.
2012 Delta Omega Honor Society, Beta Pi Chapter.
2014 Ho-Ching Yang Memorial Faculty Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health