Projects

Racialization in Testosterone Research

This project uses a mix of qualitative and computational methods to examine how population terms are used in testosterone research and the impact that this has on racial disparities in biomedical and behavioral research.
sts race gender networks qualitative ethics

The Growth of Diversity in Biomedical Research

This ongoing collaborative project with Catherine Lee (Rutgers Sociology) uses computational text analysis to study the use of diversity and population terms in ~2.6M biomedical abstracts from 1990-2020
sts race nlp viz ethics

Measuring the Scope and Impact of Open-Source Software

This ongoing collaboration with UVA and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, we use web scraping, computational text analysis and network analysis to measure the scope and impact of open-source software development.
policy research oss networks nlp web harvesting viz

Gentrification in Fairfax County, VA

This is a collaborative project where my team at the UVA Biocomplexity Institute used predictive modeling to examine and hopefully mitigate gentrification risk across Fairfax County, VA.
geospatial policy research predictive modeling viz ethics

Molecularization at the Intersections

In my dissertation, I examined how biomedical researchers produce racialized claims about testosterone, prostate cancer, and health disparities in biomedical research.
sts networks race health qualitative ethics

Hair, Hormones, and Haunting

In this collaborative paper with Liz Carlin (CUNY), we examine how polycystic ovary syndrome is racialized in biomedical research.
sts race gender health qualitative ethics

Masculinity & Stress

In this collaborative project with Kristen Springer (Rutgers) and Mary Himmelstein (Kent State), we studied how masculinity threats affect cardiovascular stress responses, which may accumulate over the life course to contribute to men's relatively worse cardiometabolic health.
gender health experiments social neuroscience

Impacts and Echoes

In this collaboration with Cathie Woteki (UVA/Iowa State), Vicki Lancaster (UVA) and Sam Cohen, we analyze the implications of the 1969 White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health.
policy research health nlp viz

Evidence Exchange in Federal Policymaking

This ongoing collaboration with Matthew Weber (Minnesota) and Itzhak Yanovitzky (Rutgers) uses discourse analysis and network analysis to follow how policymakers exchange evidence in congressional hearings.
policy research networks qualitative