Jeff joined the Ethox Centre in October of 2023 as a DPhil candidate in Population Health. He was awarded a Clarendon Scholarship and is thankful for support from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, and Rotary International. His research focuses on the just allocation of healthcare resources within the NHS and the incorporation of social inequalities into NHS decision-making processes. He is supervised by Dr. Mark Sheehan and Dr. Sapfo Lignou.
Jeff began his education at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. He transferred to The University of North Carolina at Asheville and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He also received an Undergraduate Research Scholar Distinction, Distinction in Psychology, Health and Wellness Departmental Excellence Award, and Psi Chi Honors. In 2020, he co-created the Social Bridging Project with faculty and staff at The University of North Carolina. The project has subsequently provided thousands of social wellness check-in calls to isolated and/or lonely older adults who experience chronic illness, financial instability, and other inequalities.
Jeff received a Master of Bioethics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2021. He has since contributed to research at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics that focuses on the ethics of COVID-19 policymaking in the U.S. He also contributes to an Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative (GLIDE) project that examines the ethics of providing healthcare for children with medical complexity in the U.K. and U.S. contexts.