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Hometown: Honesdale, PA
College/Medical School: Muhlenberg College (BS – Biology)
University of Pittsburgh (MA – Anthropology; MPH Behavioral and Community Health Sciences)
University of Illinois –Urbana-Champaign (MD; PhD-ABD Anthropology)
Hobbies/Interests: Medical anthropology, history of science and medicine, clinical-knowledge making, biopolitics, disability rights, social justice, structural competency, trauma informed care, rowing, running, tango, sailing, yoga, and live music from classical to the blues
Travels/Languages: Nepal, Northern India, Hungary, Ireland, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Isles, France/Some Spanish and Nepali, now working on French.
An Interesting Fact About Yourself: I’m a medical anthropologist trained in community health methods who has had the privilege to learn from and work alongside individuals and families with chronic conditions and disabilities in South Asia and the U.S. This work has allowed me to contribute to our understanding of everyday experiences of war injuries among military veterans, as well as physical, intellectual, and mental disabilities among children and young adults.
Why Did You Choose UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh is an incredible place for children with complex care and special health care needs and their families. At Children's, we get to work everyday to help these kids and families thrive at home and out in our communities.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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