I am PhD candidate in the History of Science Department. My research interests lie at the intersection of history of science, STS, and public health. I am interested in 20th century chemical regulation, focusing on the role of regulatory science and policy in adjudicating health and environmental risk.
Before joining the History of Science Department, I earned an MPH from the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, with a certificate in Environmental Health Policy. At Mailman, I developed a strong interest in the evolving role of regulatory institutions and the courts in adjudicating responsibility for health hazards and defining evidentiary burdens of proof. I also pursued work on methods used by regulatory agencies to synthesize evidence of chemical safety. I received an AB in Sociology and a minor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.