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

Developing and implementing sustainable behavioral interventions to improve the health and well-being of patients with chronic diseases, specifically type 2 diabetes, and co-existing mood disorders or emotional distress

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

Professional Activities

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member
  • American Mindfulness Research Association, 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
  • 2011-2012 Advocacy and Community Service Grant, National Med-Peds Residents’ Association
  • 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Beta Chapter of Texas
  • 2009 Certificate of Honor for Achievement in Basic Science, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2003-2004 Dean’s List, Texas A&M University
  • 2002-2006 Mary Gibbs Jones Scholar, Houston Endowment