The central goal of my research is to identify and address the social and cultural causes of racial inequities in health. My work is grounded in a biocultural approach to health and human development, drawing on methods from the social and biological sciences.
My current primary project focuses on the health effects of racism among African Americans in Tallahassee, FL. Using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the project integrates conventional ethnographic methods, formal social network analysis, and epidemiologic methods. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation.