I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at California State University, Los Angeles. It is my honor to work in a diverse and innovative learning environment with students who are committed to serving and improving their communities.
My research focuses on the following areas:
- Organizational and person-oriented interventions to prevent employee burnout and reduce cardiovascular risk
- Innovative teaching practices for first-generation college students in public health
I teach upper division undergraduate courses on Health Care Delivery Systems and Health Policy. I am a strong advocate of active learning in the classroom. I teach with the intention of equipping my students the tools they need to educate and empower themselves, their families, and the communities they serve. For this reason, my courses require that students apply classroom concepts to real-world problems in local communities. I have completed training through ACUE, Quality Matters, and our Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, and have presented on the importance of active learning approaches for first-generation college students at the national level.