Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
My research program focuses on individual and provider level factors related to the quality of primary and secondary prevention of stroke among minority and other vulnerable populations. I am an epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. My research focuses on individual, provider, and community-level factors that affect health care quality for chronic disease management among minority and other vulnerable populations. I attended Yale University, where I examined the racial variation in the eligibility for and receipt of carotid endarterectomy among elderly ischemic stroke patients, and received a PhD in Chronic Disease Epidemiology. My research interests in health care disparities were further expanded during my postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, during which I received additional training in how community factors, physician communication behaviors and patient trust affect health outcomes.