I am the Program Director the University of Oklahoma's Masters in Health Administration and an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy. I also serve as an adjunct at the College of Law. I teach Professional Communication Skills, Public Health Law, and Experiencing Public Health Law.
Throughout law school, my plan was to become a prosecutor. Post graduation, I clerked for an appellate judge and drafted death penalty, child rape, DUI, and other criminally-based opinions for him. During that clerkship, my mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and died. My experience with the health care system through her illness changed my career focus.
I entered the world of health policy by writing a book, TennCare, One State's Experiment with Medicaid Expansion. From there, I entered academics. I have published on pedagogy, program alignment, and health quality. I am in the process of preparing submissions applying public policy frameworks to the events surrounding TennCare.