My graduate, postdoctoral training, and current research projects all sit at the unique intersection of health psychology (specifically, psycho-oncology and women’s health) and the history and theory of psychological diagnoses and practices. The focus of my research program is to examine the psychological and social determinants of health, and the social processes that have an impact on relationships between health, culture, and gender. The goal of my research program is to use this understanding to improve health outcomes and quality of life, particularly in cancer patients and their families, healthcare professionals, and those who suffer from chronic illness or are mourning. My research is interdisciplinary, informed by clinical, social, and medical perspectives within psychology, and by disciplines outside psychology, such as anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. Thus, it incorporates multiple approaches including qualitative and quantitative methods with theoretical and historical perspectives. In addition all of my academic projects share a collaborative and critical approach.