I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes in the School of Nursing, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My postdoctoral research project focuses on health care quality and outcomes in psychiatry and mental health. More generally, my current research focuses on ethical, legal, social and conceptual issues surrounding the concept of mental disorder. Selections of my published work are available at PhilPapers.
Gary Gala (UNC-CH Department of Psychiatry) and I co-founded and coordinate The UNC-CH Philosophy and Psychiatry Research Group. The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine awarded the 2012 Alan Stoudemire Award to the group.
I received a PhD in Philosophy from The University of Virginia in May 2010. I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a Core Faculty Member of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program and The Parr Center for Ethics at UNC-CH from July 2010-December 2012. During that time I taught classes on Ethics, Bioethics, and Political Philosophy.