My goal as an educator is to use health as an arena within which students can engage social science research methods and theories to understand the shifting distributions of power in society. A graduate of a liberal arts college, I am passionate about teaching. I have experience teaching upper and lower division undergraduate students, as well as masters, doctoral, and professional students. I have designed and taught a medical sociology course at a small liberal arts college, and have been part of a teaching team for classes such as a doctoral-level dissertation proposal writing seminar, masters-levels social determinants of global health course, and undergraduate-level introduction to sociology.
As a member of the Structural Competency Working Group, I train health professionals to recognize and respond to social structures as determinants of health and illness, develop new course material, co-author publications, and mentor new trainers.