I am a socio-environmental gerontologist with training in public health and social work and an Assistant Professor within the Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging at Arizona State University. My research focuses on understanding the influence of aging individuals’ ego-centric networks on health, identity, and social isolation and the development, implementation, and evaluation of tailored and scalable interventions from this understanding. This work is approached as a community-engaged gerontological scholar, seeking to engage aging communities in increasing health equity and improving overall health outcomes associated with older age. Guided by a deep interest in the relationship between individuals and their environment, I am interested in the predominant social and environmental domains in which people age, live, work, play, and pray. Specifically, how understanding the multiple environmental contexts an individual is active in can lead to novel and tailored health innovations. My primary line of research focuses on the social experiences of marginalized aging individuals in rural environments and non-urban centers with a particular interest in working with sexual, racial, and gender minority group to reduce isolation, health disparities, and inequalities. As an interdisciplinary trained gerontologist, I pull from multiple disciplinary and theoretically rich backgrounds, such as public health, sociology, social work, and social network analysis, to develop novel health-oriented research for aging populations. My work engages mixed-methods approaches, specifically, a combination of spatial, social network, and translational research strategies to develop community-based solutions to address health inequalities. Through conducting this work, I seek to develop tailored community-based approaches that can be utilized to increase diffusion and translation of health innovations and thus increase access and utilization of critical health programs and services for older adults.