As a medical anthropologist, I am broadly interested in the biosocial underpinnings of health disparities. My forthcoming book, Onward: How Latina Migrant Mothers Persist, Resist, and Insist on their Futures (University of California Press, 2023), centers the ways Latin American migrant women living in Connecticut press onward—or seguir adelante—past traumatic histories, ongoing structural vulnerability, and the COVID-19 pandemic to create opportunities for themselves and for their children. I also examine the impacts of race-based medicine on minoritized patients. I aim to engage my clinical and anthropological training to address health outcomes for marginalized populations.
You may find a recording of my dissertation defense here.