I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and have a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. I am also an affiliate of several Boston University Centers, including the Center for Innovation in Social Science and the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy and Research.
My research draws on methods and tools from demography and epidemiology to answer questions within the population health sciences. My substantive areas of interest are in health and aging across the life course, mortality inequalities, and cause of death estimation. I am also interested in research methods, including spatial epidemiology, small area estimation, hierarchical models, and causal inference.
I received my PhD in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to my doctoral studies, I was a post-bachelor fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health in Cambridge, MA. I received my B.A. in Environmental Studies from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.