I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and affiliate of the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University.
My research applies quantitative methods to the analysis of population health with a focus on global non-communicable disease and the social determinants of health.
I received doctorate degrees in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, where I was also an affiliate of the Population Studies Center and project director for an NIH grant entitled "The Contribution of Obesity to International Differences in Life Expectancy".
Before graduate school, I was a post-bachelor fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, WA.
Research Interests: Global health, demography, social epidemiology, health disparities, obesity, chronic disease, program evaluation, environmental health, quantitative methods