Assistant Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

My research goals center on partnering with organizations, clinicians, families, and community members to equitably implement and scale up evidence-based interventions to prevent youth suicide. My focus is on firearm-related lethal means safety, particularly given steeply rising rates of firearm suicide among racially and ethnically minoritized youth. As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, clinically rooted observations of the landscape of mental health service delivery motivate this research agenda. Experiences caring for children and adolescents have amplified the importance of context (e.g., social, historical, and political) and shape the questions that I pursue as a nurse scientist.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • MBE, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2007