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 at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and a third 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 prioritization of autonomy versus best interest in medical decision making using the example of the Do-Not-Resuscitate order at the end of life. I am interested in the professional socialization of doctors through the hidden curriculum, and its effects on doctors’ moral beliefs and their interpretation of patient empowerment. This has implications on how doctors interact with patients and the level of shared decision making that occurs.

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