Brigette is a PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, studying social epidemiology in the department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at HSPH. Brigette is interested in how racist policies and practices in everyday institutions, experienced over the life course, produce health disparities. Her dissertation focuses on different ways to operationalize structural racism in social epidemiologic research through police violence, governmental finance decisions, and discrimination in the housing market. As a health equity scholar from St. Louis, Missouri – Brigette aims to produce research that will be used across sectors that produce the societal determinants of health. She holds an MPH in Social & Behavioral Sciences & Chronic Disease Epidemiology from the Yale School of Public Health, and a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College. Brigette is also a RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar.