Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests are in the care of adults with general infectious diseases and HIV.
- Internal Medicine ( 2007 )
- Infectious Disease ( 2010 )
Conditions & Treatments
AIDS / HIV Disease, AIDS Immunization
Interests & Activities
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, running, hiking, and traveling.
Education & Training
MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2004)
BA, Augustana College (IL) (2000)
University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2005)
University of Nebraska Medical Center Program (2008)
University of Colorado (2011)
American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
American Geriatrics Society, Member
Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member
Research & Grants
Advancing Assessment of Episodic Disability to Enhance Healthy Aging among Adults with HIV (2020)
Pitavastatin to REduce Physical Function Impairment and FRailty in HIV (PREPARE) (2020)
Research Interests 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.