PhD, Anthropology, University of California – Los Angeles, 2010
MA, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
AB, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2002
Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016-
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016-
Core Faculty, Center for Bioethics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2015-
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010-2016
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology UNC-Chapel Hill, 2011-2016
Honors and Awards
Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017
Greenwall Faculty Scholar, 2015-2018
Visiting Researcher, Brocher Foundation, Hermance Switzerland, 2012
Charles E. and Sue K. Young Outstanding Graduate Student Award, UCLA, 2010
Center for Society and Genetics Pre-doctoral Fellowship, UCLA, 2009-2010
Graduate Paper Prize Honorable Mention, Council on Anthropology and Reproduction, 2009
NSF Interdisciplinary Relationship Science Program Fellowship, 2006-2008
Graduate Student Paper Prize, Society for Humanistic Anthropology, 2007
NSF Summer Institute for Research Design in Cultural Anthropology, 2006
Senior Fellowship, Dartmouth College, 2001-2002
NSF Research Grant, “Sociocultural Consequences of Legal Innovation: An Anthropological Analysis” ($150,000), 2016-2018.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Award, “Clinical Ethics, Communication, and Physician Aid-in-Dying” ($5,000 annually plus 50% FTE), 2015-2018.
Greenwall Foundation Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas Mentored Project, “Ethical Dimensions of Abortion Practice in the Context of New Laws.” With Anne Drapkin Lyerly ($69,276), 2014-2015.
Society for Family Planning Research Fund, “The Effect of Women’s Right to Know Law on Abortion Providers in North Carolina.” SFPRF7-15 Co-Investigator ($15,000), 2013-2014.
UNC CTSA Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award KL2TR000084/KL2TR001109 National Institutes of Health ($10,000 annual plus 75% FTE), 2012-2015.
Center for Excellence on ELSI Research: Center for Genomics and Society 1P50 HG004488-01 NIH National Human Genetics Research Institute (5%), 2010-2012.
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, “Communication and Subjectivity Among Adolescent Chronic Pain Sufferers in Los Angeles,” ($20,571), 2008-2009.
NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant, “Ideologies of Communication in a Los Angeles Pediatric Pain Clinic,” ($14,999), 2008-2009.
UNC University Research Council Publication grant for Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations Across the Disciplines. ($1500). 2016.
UNC Junior Faculty Development Award, “The Cultural Impact of Vermont’s Physician Aid-in-Dying Law.” ($7,500). 2015.
UNC University Research Council Publication Grant for All in Your Head: Making Sense of Pediatric Pain. ($1,200). 2015.
UNC Arts and Sciences Grant for Interdisciplinary Initiatives. Grant to host an interdisciplinary conference on justice and health inequalities. Co-organizer with Michele Rivkin-Fish & Rebecca Walker ($10,000). 2012-2013.
Instructor for core course for first year medical students: Professional Development 1&2 (formerly known as “Medicine & Society”), UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010-present
Instructor for social science elective for second year medical students: “Death and Dying in America,” UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016-2018
Instructor for social science elective for second year medical students: “Reproductive Governance,” UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014, 2015
Instructor for social science elective for second year medical students: “Doctor-Patient Communication,” UNC-Chapel Hill, 2011
AJOB Empirical Bioethics, Associate Editor, 2017-
Search Committee for Medical Anthropology Quarterly Editorship, 2015
American Anthropology Association Executive Program Committee, 2015-2016
Communications Committee Member, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2015-2016
Book Reviews Editor, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 2013-2016
Communications Committee Co-Chair, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2013-2014
Program Co-Chair, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2012
Eileen Basker Memorial Prize Committee Member, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2012
Executive Board Member-at-Large (elected position), Society for Medical Anthropology, 2011-2014