He is interested in applied medical anthropology, as the interaction of culture, health, society, and illness. He has done research in areas such as sleep and the treatment-seeking behaviors surrounding sleep disorders, violence, refugees, and international relief during conflict and disaster, program evaluation through “cost-benefit analyses,” structural violence and the public health of young gay and bisexual men, paramedics and paramedical decision-making, childhood asthma, and college-age vaping. He currently teaches the undergraduate courses Introduction to Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of Africa, International Development, Anthropology and Public Health, and the graduate courses Medical Anthropology, Public Health, and Quantitative Methods and Analyses.
2000, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
1996, M.A., Medical Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
1991, B.A., Writing and Literature, University of Virginia