I am currently faculty in the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy at UCLA. My interests lie at the intersection of ethics, communication, and medicine. I received my PhD in Philosophy from UCLA and have formal training in philosophy of language, linguistics, ethics, and philosophy of mind. My current work in the medical school involves researching, teaching, and designing curricular materials in the areas of bioethics and communication, with an emphasis on physician-patient and researcher-participant relationships. I am co-chair of the bioethics selective for first and second year medical students, ethics curriculum team member for Doctoring 1, and I have developed and currently teach a two-course undergraduate series in medical ethics in the department of philosophy. I also collaborate with the Department of Neurosurgery, researching the ethics of invasive non-therapeutic clinical neuroscience trials in humans. This current work, supported by the NIH-BRAIN Initiative, looks at the ethical complexities of altruism in motivating participants to enroll in research.