As a medical anthropologist, my goal is to improve healthcare and reduce health disparities for historically underserved populations using qualitative, multi-method and community-based methodologies. My research program is broadly focused on addressing gaps in cancer prevention and treatment for populations that have been historically marginalized due to hierarchies of race and social class. I have examined how cancer care is affected by immigration status, social class, and gender. My current work centers on the practices of advance care planning among English and Spanish-speaking people living with cancer and their providers, and access to cancer care for people with disabilities.
- Intersectionality and health
- Cancer disparities
- Access to cancer care for historically marginalized populations
- Community-based research
- Participatory action research
- Implementation research