|I'm interested in how people interact with their environments, both in terms of utilizing natural resources and how their environmental resources shape culture. My work has primarily narrowed on different ways to observe and quantify factors pertaining to holistic and natural health concerns.
Major questions for me are:
- How do we describe a non-dualistic science of body and mind?
- What has been effective in other cultures and regions outside of the bounds of so-called "Western Medicine" and why?
- What factors of various ghettoized traditional medicines can be reified using the scientific method?
|2012 - ||Post-Baccalaureate Studies (The City College of New York)|
|2002 - 2004||B.A. in Literature, magna cum laude (UC Santa Cruz)|
|SELECTED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE|
|2014 - ||Research Assistant, Department of Biology, City College of New York
Advisor: Dr. David J. Lohman
The evolution and biogeography of mimetic Elymnias butterflies in the Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
|2013 - ||Research Assistant, Spencer Cox Center for Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, NYC
Advisor: Vani Gandhi, MD
Case study: Ashwagandha in treatment of people living with HIV diagnoses
|2012 - 2013||Project Manager, Department of Developmental Neuropsychiatry, New York Presbyterian Psychiatric Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian, NYC.
Advisor: Andrew Gerber, MD
The use of Xbox Kinect tracking software in quantifying neurokinesthetics in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
|SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE|
|2010 - 2012||MassageForTheTroops.com, national initiative to provide reduced cost massage for veterans with PTSD, Founder|
|2008 - 2012||MassageCorps, corporate massage and yoga, Owner|
|SELECTED SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES|
|2014 - ||New York Mycological Society, Member|
|2013 - 2014||Integrative Medicine Intern, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, NYC|
|2013 - ||Zen Center of NYC, Sangha Member|
|2011 - 2014||Post Theology Club, Founder|
|2011 - 2012||Hospice of NY, Volunteer|
|2010||Thai Yoga Certification, NYC (Ananda Apfelbaum, LMT, RYT, teacher)|