Research / Teaching Area
I am a qualitative researcher and medical sociologist interested in human milk, preterm birth, health disparities, and science and technology studies. I completed my PhD in medical sociology at the University of California, San Francisco where I conducted a multi-sited ethnography of human milk exchange (in banking, sharing, and use in biomedical innovation). I went on to do a post-doc at Stanford in the division of neonatology and developmental medicine where I conducted qualitative quality improvement research on racial/ethnic disparities in neonatal care. Most recently, I taught Feminist Science Studies at SFU in the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. I have a BA from UBC in Philosophy with a minor in Science Studies and look forward to teaching Arts Studies (ASTU) 101 in the CAP PPE stream. My work has been published in Pediatrics, the Journal of Perinatology and Qualitative Health Research.