I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park, where I worked mainly with Peter Carruthers and Lindley Darden. My research addresses questions about types and kinds in the cognitive sciences, a topic that intersects with ongoing interests in philosophy of mind and biology (specially mechanistic explanation).
In addition to research and teaching, I enjoy bridging the gap between academic philosophy and its applications to the public domain. Most recently, I serve as a member of the medical ethics committee at the Capital Region Medical Center. Besides helping educate medical students and doctors about biomedical ethics, we do consulting on various ethical conflicts in the hospital.