Ph.D. Student Profile
M.P.H.; Public Health; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2010)
B.A.; Psychology and Political Science; University of Miami (2008)
Research Interests & Projects
Social Epidemiology, Population Health, Muscle Weakness, Disability, Health Disparities
My current research focuses on the study of muscle weakness among subgroups of older adults. Using nationally representative data from the Health and Retirement Study, I am interested in exploring how best to measure muscle weakness at the population level, the relationship between muscle weakness and disability and how early and mid-life social and environmental factors drive differential vulnerability to muscle weakness across the life course.
I am currently a NIH/NIA T32 Public Health & Aging predoctoral trainee working with Dr. Philippa Clarke.