I am a practicing physician interested in the application of social sciences to medicine to provide insights into improving health care

 I am a General Internal Medicine Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow and Palliative Care Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, as well as a final year PhD student and Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge, King’s College.

I completed my Undergraduate and Masters degrees at Stanford University, my Medical and Public Health degrees at the Johns Hopkins University, and an MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge. Prior to returning to Cambridge, I completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Columbia New York Presbyterian Hospital.

My research explores the effects of institutional policies and cultural norms on physicians’ understandings of autonomy in the context of the Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) order at the end of life. This project draws from sociological, bioethical, and clinical decision making perspectives. I am interested in the professional socialization of doctors through the formal, informal, and hidden curriculum and its effects on doctor’s ethical beliefs and their understanding of their role in the DNR decision making process.