I am a health services researcher who focuses on studies to identify social and economic factors that affect the health status of cancer survivors. Since starting as a faculty member in 2011, my team has had over 35 trainees, ranging from high school students to physician fellows. My goal as a mentor is to provide unique and challenging opportunities for students and trainees to think critically and ask novel research questions, while at the same time learning to work in a team science environment. A key aspect of this is fostering multidisciplinary research experiences, bringing together clinicians and scientists, while providing students with hands-on research experiences. We do this through several avenues. First, students are paired with research staff or senior trainees to foster learning and support. Second, students working with my research team have opportunities to write abstracts, present at conferences, or assist with manuscript writing. Third, our team’s philosophy is that our projects are strongest if we all work together, regardless of experience or training level, which allows students to be involved with all aspect of the research process. For this summer project, I will meet with the student weekly and foster learning opportunities with my staff scientist who will oversee the day-to-day training experiences.
Title: Associate Professor
School / Department: Pediatrics