A CU Medicine provider.

My overarching goal is to improve the quality and quantity of life among people with HIV and sequelae of other infectious diseases.

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


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

Qualifications and experience

Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Infections, Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease, Immune System, Primary Care
Languages spoken
University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2005)

University of Colorado (2011)

Medical School
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2004)

University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2008)

Augustana College (IL) (2000)

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2014)

Clinical interest for patients

My clinical interests for Infectious Diseases include treatment and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infection and primary care of people with HIV/AIDS. I am particularly interested in management of older adults with HIV and issues regarding weight gain experience with antiretroviral therapy.

Research interest for patients

My research is focused on the complications of aging, understanding the mechanisms of successful aging, and implementing interventions to ensure successful aging among persons living with HIV. My current research is investigating the benefits of different intensities 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. Some antiretroviral therapy has been associated with weight gain, and I also study mechanisms and interventions for this weight gain.

More recently, my research has expanded into complications of COVID-19, and I am the site-PI for the RECOVER Study to understand post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV2, co-PI on RECOVER clinical trials for therapeutics to treat chronic complications of COVID-19, in addition to a recently completed R01 supplement to test a rehabilitation intervention following COVID-19.

As an infectious diseases trained physician with expertise in gerontologic principles and epidemiology, I am also dedicated to mentoring the next generation of clinicians and researchers.

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