About Me

I received my BA in Sociology and Psychology (1999) from the University of Pennsylvania, and MA (2004) and PhD (2008) in Sociology from Harvard University. I spent two years as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania where I acquired additional training in racial/ethnic health disparities and maternal child health.

I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Sociology and an Associate Member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University. I am also the founding Director of the Indigenous Maternal-Infant Health & Well-being (IMIHW) lab at McGill.

I currently serve as a Council Member (2017-2019) of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. I previously served as the Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Demographers and a Councilor of the Canadian Population Society.

My current research encompasses (i) migration and health, (ii) Indigenous maternal infant health, and (iii) discrimination as a social determinant of health and well-being. To date, I have received over $2.3 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Health Canada, and the Fonds Researche Quebec Societie et Culture (FQRSC) to support my research.