About

I’m the father of two three boys, a husband, business owner, and part-time drummer. I work as the co-founder and CEO of Reciprocal Labs, a Madision, WI based company dedicated to developing a new generation of tools to improve outcomes and lower costs for chronic respiratory diseases, like Asthmapolis. I was recently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

I received my PhD in medical anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2004. My dissertation research, funded by the National Science Foundation, examined the rising prevalence of asthma and allergy in India, a topic I previously studied among Native Americans in Alaska, Arizona and New Mexico.

Between 2004-6, I was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where I was assigned to the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch. During this time, I provided epidemiological support to the National Asthma Control Program, and investigated the health effects of a variety of environmental exposures. In addition, I helped establish emergency illness and injury surveillance in coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

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