I am an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Baylor University. I received my PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida in 2014 and my MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa, College of Public Health in 2006. I spent two years as a fellow with the California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS), 2006-2008. My research incorporates approaches from cultural and biological medical anthropology as well as public health and epidemiology. The central question I try to address in my work is why chronic stress tracks along the fault lines of social inequity among rapidly globalizing populations. Other interests include political economy, sociocultural epidemiology, stress biomarker measurement, integrative and cross-disciplinary research and Latin America. I conduct fieldwork in Bolivian Amazonia and am currently analyzing results from retrospective biomarkers of chronic stress collected among Tsimane' forager-horticulturalists during 2013.