As a Developmental and Health Psychologist, I examine the lifestyle, social, and technological interventions that promote positive health and development. My attention is on building resilience and motivating scalable prevention in community settings—such as the role mentorships, community programs, and technologies (wearables, Augmented Reality) play in improving health and developmental outcomes in at-risk aging adults and their families.
To do my work, I have received funding from The National Institute of Health/National Institute on Aging to sponsor my Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Mental Health of Aging at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (NIA-T32AG000247) and a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging pilot grant. I also worked with The City of Claremont and communities in DC and Baltimore to improve the enriching services provided to their residents.
I am currently funded by NIH BUILD PODER to investigate the biopsychosocial protective factors that combat health disparities.