NIH-funded Postdoctoral Researcher on expanding harm reduction services and critically understanding the intersection of addiction science and carceral structures

I am a sociologist specializing in medical sociology and public health research. My work engages with a number of fields and disciplines, including sociology, public health, science & technology studies (STS), media studies, critical drug studies, implementation science, and history of the human sciences. I have currently have two research trajectories: 1) a critical history of behavioral (health) theories, experiments, and interventions, primarily in regard to regulating people who use drugs 2) increasing community access to healthcare and harm reduction services for people who use drugs via reducing structural barriers.

In my current work, as an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Researcher at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at UC San Diego, I use a mixed methods approach, including archival research, discourse analysis, ethnography, and statistical analysis.

I am currently available for guest talks and lectures, writing consultations, and research consultations. Please contact me for additional details and rates.

My professional affiliations include the sociology departments of UC San Diego, San Diego Mesa Community College, San Diego Miramar Community College, the Science Studies program at UC San Diego, American Sociological Association, American Psychological Association, and American Economic Association, as well as the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science and School of Medicine at UC San Diego.

When I am not researching, teaching, or consulting, I enjoy playing music as a multi-instrumental solo artist and in collaboration with others. I also enjoy plant-based cooking, writing poetry and political commentary, drawing, learning languages, and spending time with my partner and our two dogs (Eno & Lydia).