Credentials: PhD Population Health
Year Started: 2019
Hometown: Madison, WI
What are your areas of interest within population health sciences? Health services research, social determinants of health, primary care/health care utilization, health equity
Interest Statement: I am interested in health services research to inform health policies with positive impact. By studying the relationship between neighborhood context, social determinants of health and health care utilization, health outcomes and value in health care I hope to learn more about what yields health care successes among individuals and communities with high social complexity and the providers and hospital systems that serve them.
What experiences in your life led you to study population/public health? I completed a BS in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before moving to Chicago to study medicine at Northwestern University. I ultimately finished my medical residency training back in Madison through the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. As a primary care provider, I am inspired to answer broad questions about what is valuable in the context of health and how patients and providers, communities and clinics can work together to produce health at the individual and population level.