I am Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Public Health in the Department of Health Behavioral Sciences and Affiliated Faculty in the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado-Denver. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at CUNY-Lehman College. I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California-Los Angeles in June 2014. My research interests include medical professions, healthcare organizations, patient-provider interactions, race and ethnicity, and qualitative methods. My research has been published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Qualitative Health Research.