Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, I completed my undergraduate studies in Biology and French at Dickinson College and then went on to spend two years with the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2006. I then completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine Primary Care at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System in Philadelphia and in Infectious Diseases at New York University in New York City.
I have been at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School since 2015, where I designed and implemented a novel required course for medical students titled Health Equity and Social Justice, tackling timely issues in modern healthcare that aim to alleviate health disparities shaped by bias and social determinants.
My clinical efforts are focused on gender-affirming care and HIV prevention and treatment. I am the associate medical director for the Infectious Diseases Practice, where I provide comprehensive primary care for people living with and affected by HIV. I am also a co-investigator on numerous clinical trials focused on cutting-edge HIV treatment and prevention efforts.
In 2017, I led efforts to initiate a gender-affirming transgender health program within the ID Practice. With a multidisciplinary team of professionals, the program offers gender-affirming hormone treatments, mental health support, case management, HIV treatment and prevention, and primary care for transgender and gender non-binary individuals. The program focuses on achieving wellness and gender affirmation goals through hormone therapy, surgery referrals, and primary medical care. Offering high-quality, guideline-based gender affirming care has been among the most rewarding aspects of my clinical career.
- Health Equity and Social Justice I
- Health Equity and Social Justice II