I'm a sociologist and demographer studying social inequalities in health and well-being. I'm currently a Senior Service Fellow in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the National Center for Health Statistics. My current research examines the health experience of US immigrants and the relationship between subsidized housing, neighborhoods, and health.
In the Fall of 2016, I will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park!
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 injuries and US life expectancy was covered by the Washington Post and CNN. Check it out.