I am a PhD candidate in Duke University's Sociology Department pursuing a joint degree in Sociology & Public Policy. I have over a decade of research and policy experience that has prepared me well to produce objective, high-quality social science & policy research.
Broadly, I study the social determinants of health, with a focus on how social contexts & state-level policies shape health outcomes in both the near & long term. My dissertation specifically examines how social contexts & state policies contribute to the intergenerational transmission of health through birth outcomes.
In a second line of research, I explore social scientists' ability to use not yet widely adopted data collection methods (network sampling with memory) & administrative datasets (Electronic Health Records) to describe & draw population-representative inferences about small & hard-to-reach populations.
My research is published in Demography, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, SSM-Mental Health, & SSM-Population Health and has been supported by Duke University's Phillip Jackson Baugh Fellowship.