DOCTOR | RESEARCHER | HEALTH JUSTICE ACTIVIST
SKEPTIC TURNED CURIOUS HUMAN BEING
Throughout my life, I’ve approached every challenge with curiosity and a profound desire to utilize the moment as a catalyst for change. This passion and drive have paved the way to countless opportunities, unique experiences and exceptional relationships both personally and professionally. If you’re interested in learning more about me,
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POPULATION HEALTH EQUITY
Recipient of the COVID-19 Population Health Equity to support an online interactive feasibility study for Black and Asian Americans.
Recipient of the Emerging Leadership award by the American Public Health Association's Integrative, Complimentary and Traditional Health committee.
SENIOR FELLOW TRAINEE
Recipient of the post-doctorate NIH T90 Building Research across Inter-Disciplinary Gaps (BRIDG) fellowship.
Post-doctorate scholar at one of the leading research universities in the nation. Currently based in the Department of Nursing.
Research fellow investigating secondary analysis on NIH funded Complementary and Integrative Health studies.
2017 scholarship recipient. TEDMed is the health and medicine edition of the TED conference.
Grant awarded recipient to further Mind-Body Medicine training and offer 8-week experiential and didactic course to an underserved population.
Mobilizing the next wave of health justice leaders
NO SCARCITY MENTALITY
An online social venture organization leveraging digital media to educate on health justice, conducted community-based participatory research, and develop online cultural immersion programs to amplify BIPOC voices in the health and wellness space.
Be the Catalyst
I am passionate about inspiring students and clinicians to creatively explore professional opportunities to become innovative leaders in the
Complementary and Integrative Health field. My lectures are a didactic and experiential experience aimed to enhance career development skills and to teach useful research skills to clinicians and students interested in being active members of the scientific community.
Contact me directly to speak at your school.
EMPOWERING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
THE SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF THE HUMAN STORY
Professional Career Development
Learn about the opportunities in research as a Complementary and Integrative Health professionals from furthering your career in a fully funded postdoctoral fellowship to conducting your own research as a principal investigator.
Population Health Equity
Gain a through understanding of health justice within public health and the Complementary and Integrative Health field in the Digital Age. This is also available as a semester/quarter class.
A didactic and experiential lecture for acupuncture doctorate candidates to learn about and gain skills in community-based participatory research, observational studies, mixed-method design, qualitative data analysis and digital media recruitment.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
A conscientious integration of patient values, clinical experience and scientific evidence
TAI CHI FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN IN OLDER ADULTS: A FEASIBILITY TRIAL
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2019
A mixed-methods feasibility study on an interactive online webinar series for Black and Asian American adults.
University of Washington | Population Health Equity
An observational study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the acupuncture profession.
University of Washington | NCCIH
Community-Based Participatory Research
I am always looking to expand my skills with leading interdisciplinary scientists to build a strong foundation in mixed-method design, human-centered design, and information science. Below are a few areas of interest I am aiming to develop expertise in and contribute to the scientific field.
My aim is to contribute relevant work to help us gain a better understanding of human resiliency. I have a particular interest in working with BIPOC communities, and exploring cultural differences as empowering factors of health.
I am interested in understanding how to use sociotechnical systems to build meaningful virtual communities that support marginalized individuals, and their voices as collective.
Health justice is the foundation of my work which includes a commitment to ethical research, and cultivating relationships with community leaders to develop research projects that contributes valuable data to the community.
RADICAL COMPASSION AND HEALTH LIBERATION IN EAST ASIAN MEDICINE
A self-study online cultural humility course for East Asian medicine students and practitioners. Subscribe below to be notified when the course is launched. (* Note: I respect your privacy, and you will not be spammed.)
Dynamic and Experiential
A CONSCIOUS DIGITAL VOICE
Health Justice + Digital Media
One-on-one consultation series on learning to utilize digital media (social media, emails, blogs, podcasts, and more) to create an ethical and conscious online voice rooted in health justice.
In this customized series, we'll work together on how to share traditional and indigenous medicine in a culturally appreciative manner, explore how our implicit biases translate into the digital space, and effective ways to create online boundaries while maintaining a personal connection with your growing community.
To inquire, please submit the form below.
I am available to teach, consult and collaborate on all things East Asian medicine, community-based participatory research, digital narrative, and health justice.