I am a social scientist trained in public health and anthropology. I will be completing a joint Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health and in the Department of Anthropology, Krieger School for Arts and Sciences. Over the last several years, the majority of my work has centered on two general themes: the impact of global health programs and the changing experiences of children and families in Africa. I am a qualitative researcher with a particular expertise in ethnographic research. I have spent a great deal of time working in the field in rural Africa, particularly South Africa. I have focused much of my work on HIV/AIDS, but also have broader knowledge of global health programs, reproductive health, disease control, and children's issues.