JAW photo 8 19 2011Assistant Professor, Divison of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship
Associate Member, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program
St. Baldrick’s Scholar

Research Interests
Informing academia and clinical medicine as well as health policy for children with cancer and blood diseases with a focus on vulnerable populations. Her focus has been on disparities in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with sickle cell disease and cancer, including particular attention to treatment site and access to healthcare. She is also undertaking a global approach to disparities in AYA oncology. 


Harvard College, A.B. English

UCLA School of Public Health, MS in Health Services

Medical School
University of Florida College of Medicine


Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatrics

Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (2006)

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (2011)

Professional Organizations

  • Academy Health, Member 

  • Children’s Oncology Group, Associate Member

  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Member 

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology 

  • American Society of Hematology, Member 

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Member  

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow  

Honors and Awards

  • 2013  ASH Clinical Research Training Institute, American Society of Hematology

  • 2007  Fellow Teacher of the Year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

  • 2002  Okun Award for the Medical Humanities, University of Florida College of Medicine commencement 

  • 2000  Millenium Minds Medical Student, The Independent Florida Alligator

  • 2000  Medical Student of the Year, University of Florida College of Medicine (Nominee)   

  • 1999-2000  Community Service Award, University of Florida College of Medicine 

  • 1993-present  Class Marshal, Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1994 

 Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Notable Publications and Presentations