I am an advanced doctoral candidate pursuing a Joint Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science at Indiana University Bloomington. I completed my M.A. (Applied Ethics and the Professions: Biomedical and Health Ethics) and my B.A. (Hons.) (Psychology) from Arizona State University.
I am a socially engaged philosopher of science, cognitive scientist, and applied ethicist who maintains a broad yet well-focused research program. As a philosopher of science and cognitive scientist, I study integrative research approaches in the psychological and brain sciences to understand how scientists combine a cacophony of scientific perspectives in an attempt to provide causal explanations of complex mental phenomena like psychiatric illness. In applied ethics and bioethics, I am investigating “benchside” research ethics consultation services to determine core competencies for benchside research ethicists that may best help them to advance science responsibly. My social engagement work aims to connect philosophers of science with other areas of philosophy, science, and the public in order to gain a better understanding of philosophy of science methods, as well as the conceptual, epistemic, and ethical challenges facing the discipline
In addition to my research and teaching, I host and produce SCI PHI, a weekly philosophy of science podcast featuring interviews with prominent and up-and-coming philosophers of science who engage with scientists in interesting ways.