I'm a member of the Implementation Science Team at in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science at the National Cancer Institute. My work is currently focused on chairing the QUALRIS (qualitative research in implementation science) group. The group examines how qualitative research methods can support implementation science with greater rigor and effectiveness and is engaged in writing. I hold a doctorate in Medical Anthropology (UCSF/Berkeley) as well as master's degrees in social work (UC Berkeley) and in sociology (U. New Orleans) Consequently, I think of myself as something of a "general practitioner" in the social sciences. I have engaged in post-doctoral services research in both mental and general health, as well as applied gerontology. I continue to be interested in these areas, and more specifically in health equity/disparities, adherence research, culture and chronic illness, the contextualization of health, and community health. Over the last several yearsm I've been working to increase the involvement of both anthropology and social work in implementation science.