I received my PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University on March 2018 and will join the Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University as an assistant professor in Fall 2018. I am currently a Public Scholars Fellow at The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.
My research focuses on issues pertaining to international migration, the experiences of immigrants in United States, and health disparities. In my dissertation I investigate the pre- and post-migration health trajectories of return US migrants, internal migrants, and indigenous migrants from Mexico. My master's thesis examined the use of Mexican health care services by residents of a community on the U.S.-Mexico border. Other research projects focus on the Mexican skilled migration to the US, the effects of stress, legal status, and state immigrant policies on the health and well-being of immigrants, and the health of heart disease patients during and after hospitalization. You can read more about my current work in the Research tab. My research has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Outside of academia, I currently serve in the Nashville Public Library's Immigrant Advisory Committee.
For more details, you can download my Curriculum Vitae here: