Thank you for visiting my website! I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic and Behavioral Genetics at Columbia University. I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, where I was a member of the Thinking Lab. My research primarily concerns the ways in which attitudes and beliefs—about mental disorders and other health conditions, as well as about behavior more broadly—are affected by causal reasoning and related psychological processes. In light of recent trends that favor conceptualizing mental disorders (as well as other health conditions, such as obesity) as biomedical diseases, I have been particularly interested in how these kinds of causal explanations affect attitudes and beliefs among symptomatic individuals, clinicians, and members of the general public. I am also interested more broadly in understanding the implications of biological explanations for behavior and identity.