About Me

I am an assistant professor of implementation science and gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

As a behavioral interventionist and implementation scientist, I focus on designing, delivering and spreading effective health promotion programs for older adults. This includes a particular interest in non-pharmacological programs to optimize healthy sleep, increase daily activity and enhance overall well-being.

My research interests encompass healthy aging, behavioral and digital health interventions, health services research and implementation science. I both lead and collaborate on various research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Veterans Affairs and other foundation and institutional resources. Many of my active projects involve patients, providers and other key individuals to refine intervention programs and implementation support tools to best align with the needs and preferences of end users.

I am also affiliated with the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention and the Center for Healthcare Innovation.

I received my bachelor’s degree at New York University, master’s degrees (MPH and MSW) at the University of Michigan and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.