In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, running, hiking, and traveling.
Qualifications and experience
- Immune System, Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease, Immune System - AIDS Immunization, Infections, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (2011)
University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2005)
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2004)
University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2008)
Augustana College (IL) (2000)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests are in the care of adults with HIV, particularly with aging.
- Research interest for patients
My research interests focus on improving the health and quality of life of older adults aging with HIV. My current research is investigating the benefits of exercise, the impact of adjuvant therapies (i.e., statins), and the role of body composition (muscle, fat) on the physical function of older adults with HIV. I am also testing the use of a disability questionnaire in the clinical setting with colleagues in Canada and Ireland. Lastly, newer antiretroviral therapy has been associated with weight gain, and I am investigating mechanisms and interventions for this weight gain.