I am a geriatrician with research training in population health and chronic disease epidemiology. Through my work, I aim to inform patient-centered care that focuses on optimizing function and quality of life over traditional disease-based approaches. Much of my work has focused on chronic kidney disease, however I have recently broadened the scope of investigation to include other chronic conditions including hypertension and systemic lupus erythematosus. The unifying theme of this work has been applying a geriatric research approach to large studies of chronic disease. As Associate Director of Clinical Programs at the Durham VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, I have also had the opportunity to partner with nephrologists to develop clinical programs in the VA designed to provide patient-centered, geriatric care for older adults with kidney disease.
Education and Training
- Advanced Geriatrics Special Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010 - 2012
- Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009 - 2010
- Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006 - 2009
- M.S.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012
- M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2006