Assistant Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 616
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: (205) 934-7609
Fax: (205) 934-7959

Research Interests

  • Emotional distress in type 2 diabetes
  • Clinical application of mindfulness-based interventions

Educational Background

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, 2006
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, 2011
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, MPH, 2017
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2015
  • VA Quality Scholars Fellowship, Nashville, TN, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member
  • American Mindfulness Research Association, Member
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine, Member


  • 2017 Oscar B. Crofford Scholar in Diabetes, Outstanding Research Fellow, Vanderbilt Diabetes Day
  • 2015-2017 Half tuition scholarship, Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award
  • 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Beta Chapter of Texas