Prior to starting the PhD Program in Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Rochester, I spent five years teaching and training teachers internationally. As a pre-doctoral trainee, I have served as a Teaching Assistant for the following courses:

  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics (graduate course taught by Prof. Peter Veazie) (Spring 2019)

  • Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (undergraduate course taught by Prof. Theodore Brown) (Fall 2017 & Fall 2018)

  • Psychology in Health Services Research (graduate course taught by Prof. Peter Veazie) (Fall 2017)

I was also a recipient of the 2019 Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Fellowship from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), a national organization that seeks to enhance excellence in STEM education through development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices for diverse learners. As part of this Fellowship, I designed and implemented a three-workshop series aimed to teach undergraduate students in Public Health to read and understand primary literature in Health Policy; the series was implemented in an undergraduate course Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System taught by Prof. Mical Raz. I have analyzed the effectiveness of these workshops and am developing an improvement plan.