I am a public anthropologist with a background in tech. My formal academic training is in applied/public anthropology, medical anthropology, and social network analysis. I mainly focus on health inequities and disparities among vulnerable and “hidden” populations.
I use mixed methods in my research with a focus on ethnographic research methods, social network analysis, storytelling, participatory community-based research, and university/public health departments collaborations.
For ten years, I was an assistant professor at Clark University in Worcester, MA where I taught courses in the International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) department in the Community and Global Health program. Courses I taught focused mainly on health inequities, community-based participatory research, analytics and data visualization, social network analysis, and gender and health.
I’m currently trying to pivot out of the academy to focus more on improving my data science skills and big data analytics. I’m using the quarantine to learn advanced python and data science. I’ve also been attending virtual conferences on social network analysis, COVID-19, and public health analytics.