Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


I serve as an Assistant Dean of Medicine for the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), the 8-year liberal arts-medical continuum, and as a Mary B. Arnold longitudinal mentor to medical students.

My bioethics research and writing has focused on enhancing public policy, informing medical research, and improving clinical care. In particular, I have sought to identify how to best promote the interests of “vulnerable” populations in research, including individuals who are incarcerated or under correctional supervision, and those who have treatment refractory psychiatric illnesses. I have also studied policies that allow for the compulsory treatment of opioid and other substance use disorders and factors that lead to criminal justice involvement among individuals with psychiatric disorders. My work has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Illness, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Greenwall Foundation.

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