2013 Ph.D., Indiana University, Sociology
  Dissertation: Opening the Black Box of Segregation: Structures of Health
  Committee: Bernice A. Pescosolido & Peggy A. Thoits (co-chairs), David R. Heise, Brian Powell, and Quincy Thomas Stewart
  Ph.D. Minor: Social Science Research Methods – Hierarchical Models, Demographic Methods, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Multivariate Statistics, Categorical Data Analysis, Spatial Mapping, Ethnographic Methods
  Qualifying Exam: Medical Sociology and Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities
  Committee: Bernice A. Pescosolido (chair), Jane McLeod, and Ethan Michelson
2008 M.A., Indiana University, Sociology
  Thesis: Race and Trust: The Case of Medicine
  Readers: Bernice A. Pescosolido (co-chair) and Brian Powell (co-chair)
2005 B.A., Summa Cum Laude. University of Florida, Sociology
  Minors: English and Women's Studies
  Honor's Thesis: How Long Will We Last? An Analysis of the Impact of Workplace Isolation, Occupational Stress, and Stereotypes on the Experience and Expression of Anger among Black Workers
  Readers: Kendal L. Broad and Joe R. Feagin


2011-2012 Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship, Indiana University
2009-2011 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (continued)
2010 Baden-Wuerttemberg Fund Scholarship, University of Mannheim (Germany)
2010 Schuessler Exchange Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Indiana University
2006-2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2009 Travel Grant, American Sociological Association Student Forum
Graduate Scholarship, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
2008 Schuessler Scholarship for Study at ICPSR, Indiana University
2007 Travel Grant, Indiana University, Department of Sociology
2005-2006 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
2001-2005 Cycles of Success Scholarship, University of Florida
2001-2002 Audre Lorde Scholarship, Sheryl Burke Award, Zami
2010, 2009 Featured Scholar, Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network, University of Michigan
2009 Graduate Mentor of the Year Award, Sociology Department, Indiana University
2008 Winner, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Health, Health Policy, and Health Services Section, Best Graduate Student Paper Competition
2005 Summa Cum Laude, University of Florida
2005 Winner, University Scholar Program (UF), Best Qualitative Paper Award
2005 2nd Place Winner, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, 23rd Southeastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium
2005 Featured Scholar, Journal of Undergraduate Research, University of Florida
2004-2005 University Scholar, University of Florida (plus research grant, $2,500)
2004-2005 Ronald E. McNair Scholar, University of Florida (plus research grant, $2,500)
2004 Outstanding Researcher, Children’s Health Self-Empowerment Team, Department of Psychology, University of Florida
2001-2002 Undergraduate Research Award, Engineering Research Center, University of Florida
2001 National Achievement Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Evanston, IL