sociologist. EDUCATOR.thought leader.


4 June 2020. Data Suggests That COVID-19 Is Especially Affecting LGBTQ Nashvillians. Nashville Scene 

4 June 2020. Faculty Research Uncovers Community Insights to Help Fight COVID-19. VU News 

15 May 2020. Fifty Percent of LGBTQ Nashvillans Live in COVID-19 ‘Hotspot.’ Out & About Nashville

12 May 2020. Mayor Cooper's Office, LGBTQ Caucus of Nashville Metro Council to host webinar FridayWZTV


11 July 2018. “Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Increased Health Care access for Gay Men: Vanderbilt Study.” VU News. Reprinted by multiple outlets across the country.

11 July 2018. “Study: marriage equality has improved access to healthcare for men, not women.” Out & About Nashville.

12 July 2018. “Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Increased Health Care Access for Gay Men.” Health News Digest

12 July 2018. “Legalizing same-sex marriage improved health for gay men: Study finds huge increase in the rate of doctor checkups thanks to more getting insurance coverage.” The Daily Mail. 

10 July 2018. “UPDATE: Legal access to same-sex marriage improved gay men's health.” Morningstar News

Passy, Jacob. 10 July 2018. “Marriage equality made gay men healthier.” New York Post. 

11 July 2018. “Same-Sex Marriage Improves Gay & Bi Men's Access to Health.” Instinct Magazine

10 July 2018. “Study: Same-Sex Marriage Improves Health of Gay and Bi Men.” The Advocate


30 Jan 2017. “Experts Are Seriously Worried About Trump's Science Information Blackout. Here's Why.” 

27 Jan 2017. “The Surprising Thing That Builds Trust among Neighbors.” 

26 Jan 2017. “How repealing Obamacare could splinter neighborhoods.” 

26 Jan 2017. “Society Becomes Less Trusting When More People Don’t Have Health Insurance.” The Cut

24 Jan 2017. “Communities plagued by uninsurance also suffer from breakdowns in trust, social connection.” The Conversation. *Republished through Creative Commons License by AP, NY Magazine, SF Gate, and several other online publications.

22 Jan 2017. “Lack of health insurance can have social impact across communities.” Richmond Times-Dispatch


20 Dec 2016. “Vanderbilt Researchers Will Study Effects Of LGBT Policies Across U.S.” Nashville Public Radio