Menu Close
Professor of Asian History & Health Humanities, Penn State

I am an interdisciplinary humanities scholar interested in the role of Buddhism in the crosscultural exchange of medical ideas. I have a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and teach Asian history, religion, and culture at Penn State University’s Abington College, located near Philadelphia. The major theme in my scholarship is the interplay between the global transmission and local reception of Buddhist knowledge about health, disease, and the body.


  • 2010–present
    Associate Professor of Asian History & Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University


  • 2010 
    Johns Hopkins, PhD History of Medicine
  • 2005 
    University of Virginia, MA East Asian Studies