I am a development economist studying demography and health in low income countries. My work focuses on the role of childhood morbidity and mortality in population growth and human capital accumulation and the consequences these have for economic development. Some current work examines son preference and its interaction with the demographic transition. More locally I have examined
the problem of food deserts in Bridgeport, CT. I am Associate Professor of Economics at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut teaching courses in principles of economics, development economics, health economics, and econometrics.