My recent writing has turned toward topics of race and racial identity. I am interested in exploring issues of identity through personal narrative and family history. My work aims to give voice to multigenerational perspectives on the experience of racial identity. I am a fifth generation Washingtonian, growing up in LeDroit Park in Northwest DC. I attended Georgetown University majoring in Philosophy. I received my MD and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and did my residency in psychiatry at Yale. I am a husband and father of three, living in Chapel Hill, NC.