In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, running, hiking, and traveling.

Locations

Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Immune System, Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease, Immune System - AIDS Immunization, Infections, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages spoken
English
Education
Fellowship
University of Colorado (2011)

Internship
University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2005)

Medical School
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2004)

Residency
University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2008)

Undergraduate
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.