Title Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
B.S. biology- Brown University- Providence
First two years of medical school - Dartmouth Medical School-Hanover
Second two years -Brown as part of the Brown-Dartmouth Program
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School-Boston
Fellowship in Gastroenterology - Brown University - Women and Infants’ Hospital- Rhode Island
M. S. Population Health Sciences - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Women’s health issues including pregnancy outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis) and women’s gastrointestinal health training and education.
Highlights in your Career
Serve on a national taskforce to build a women’s gastrointestinal health curriculum for gastroenterology fellows across the country Charter member of the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Academy of GI and Liver Educators Advisory Board. Presented 4 abstracts from my BIRCWH-funded research at Digestive Diseases Week, the major meeting of the AGA. Co-authored a chapter on GI and Liver Disorders in one of the leading textbooks in Gastroenterology.
Started two new successful clinical services at UWHC- the Gastrointestinal Disorders in Pregnancy Clinic and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Transition Clinic.
Receive the 2012 UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.
Being the best mom for my two young children that I can be. I love watching them experience new things and master new skills. I hope to be a great role model for them.
What have you gained from your experience as a BIRCWH/T32 Scholar?
The BIRWCH program has been instrumental in launching my research career and my building a national reputation in women’s gastrointestinal health. The protected time the BIRCWH has afforded me to pursue my research and make important contributions to the growing field of women’s health in gastroenterology. It also allowed me to earn my Master’s degree which has provided me with the fundamentals for building a strong and sustainable research program. I am very grateful to have been the recipient of this award.