Collaborations

During graduate school, I collaborated with various research groups to diversify my approach to the social study of biomedical research. In the first project, I worked with Kristen Springer (Rutgers University) and Mary Himmelstein (UConn) as part of the Health, Environment and Relational Ties (HEART) Laboratory in the Institute of Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IHHCPAR) at Rutgers University. I contributed to a study that analyzed men's psychological and physiological reactivity to masculinity threats to understand the role that long-term stress plays in contributing to gender disparities in morbidity and mortality. 

In the second project, I acted as a research assistant on a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported study called Discordant Models of Testosterone Function in collaboration with Rebecca Jordan-Young (Barnard College), Katrina Karkazis (Stanford University) and Liz Carlin (CUNY). In the project, we used science & technology studies to critically appraise the testosterone literature, which will be shared in a forthcoming book tentatively entitled T: The Unauthorized Biography

In the third project, I work as a research fellow on a William T. Grant Foundation-funded study named Evaluating Policymakers Information and Knowledge (EPIK) with Itzhak Yanovitsky (Rutgers) and Matthew Weber (Rutgers). In this project, I use social network analysis and Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs) to analyze the use of research evidence in the context of federal policies on childhood obesity. 
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