I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a Nutrition minor from East Carolina University. I worked as an exercise physiologist in cardiac stress testing and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation prior to matriculation into physician assistant school. I obtained dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Physician Assistant Practice degrees from Campbell University in 2016. In 2019, I received a Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) from the University of Lynchburg.
I originally joined the Wake Forest Baptist Health family in March of 2017 as a hematology and oncology physician assistant and later joined the section of Transitional and Supportive Care in April 2020. I am currently the Oncology Supportive Care Physician Assistant. My clinical interests include integration of palliative care in hematological malignancies and barriers to palliative care in rural areas. I published research in multiple journals and I am part of an investigator-led clinical trial investigating the feasibility of cryocompression in treating bortezomib-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with multiple myeloma.
I am a committee member in the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology and an active member of Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.