I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Acting Associate Director of the Maryland Population Research Center.
In the Summer of 2019, I will begin as an Assistant Professor at Penn State University in the School of Public Policy, the Department of Sociology and Criminology, and the Population Research Institute.
I'm a sociologist and demographer studying social and geographic context and population health in the United States. My current research examines the impact of housing on health, well-being, and neighborhood social and economic context.
I received my PhD in sociology and demography from the University of Pennsylvania. My dissertation examined the role of health behaviors in the Hispanic and immigrant longevity advantages in the United States. I did a postdoc in the Population Studies & Training Center at Brown University.
My CV can be seen here.
My research on the Hispanic Paradox was mentioned in Time, Scientific American, and the New York Times! My work on US life expectancy was covered by the Washington Post, CNN, and Newsweek. Check it out.