I am an Assistant Professor at University of Georgia's Department of Economics for the academic year. I was formerly the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Fellow in Health and Technology Policy at Rice Univeristy's Baker Institute for Public Policy. I am broadly interested in contributing to the evidence base on economic returns to investing in maternal and child health and in identifying economic innovations that can transform global health and wealth. My TEDx talk on "Busting Myths About Health and Wealth" covers some key topics that interest me.
I received a dual A.B. and A.M. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Riverside. In addition, I received postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University.