I look at how policy, healthcare, and our social structure are interconnected. I’ve conducted research on a variety of topics, including the healthcare safety net, social structural inequities and impacts on aging, Medicaid, long-term care, access to healthcare for minority populations, diversity in medical education, and the healthcare workforce.
I have an MD and a PhD in health policy, meaning I’ll be a student forever. I find pretty much everything interesting, from history to earth science to the sociology of other disciplines to my own microcosm of society. As Hope Jahren explains in her memoir, Lab Girl, the words we write in academic journals cannot possibly capture all that we do to find answers.