I am a US-National Institutes of Health-funded Postdoctoral Scholar in neuropsychology and environmental health at Duke University and the Medical University of South Carolina. My work investigates social determinants of healthy brain development and aging, focusing on modifiable environmental factors, such as  air quality, water quality, natural amenities, and diverse aspects of the built environment.  I seek to inform urban design, environmental policy, and preventive medicine for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.

I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University and a Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University, and I completed my clinical neuropsychology internship training at the Medical University of South Carolina. I am a former study coordinator for Columbia University's Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, an environmental policy researcher at the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a presidential policy intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and a communications officers for the International Union for Conservation of Nature. I am a current nominee for the Cozzarelli Prize of the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences.


I currently work with international prospective birth cohorts based in New Zealand and the United Kingdom under the mentorship of Dr. Terrie Moffitt and Dr. Avshalom Caspi at Duke University.  I publish new research on child psychology, adult brain health, aging, and environmental quality in journals like  Atmospheric Environment, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Medical Association, among others.