About Me

I received my BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and MA and PhD 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 a William Dawson Scholar, Associate Professor of Sociology, Associate Investigator at the RI-MUHC, and the founding Director of the Indigenous Maternal Infant Health & Well-being (IMIHW) Lab at McGill University. Reflecting my interdisciplinary scholarship, I also hold Associate Member appointments in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, and Institute of Health & Social Policy at McGill.

My current research encompasses (i) international migration, (ii) racial/ethnic health disparities, (iii) Indigenous health and (iv) racism & discrimination as social determinants of wellness. My research has been generously supported by 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).