I am an Associate Professor of Economics at West Virginia University. My research focuses on the intersection of health economics and public policy. Current projects include the effects of the Flint, Michigan water change on fertility and health behaviors, the role of informational shocks on access to health care, Medicaid expansions on ambulance and emergency room utilization, and using variation in state laws to investigate risky health behaviors among adolescents. Several of my projects focus on pregnant women and birth outcomes, while others focus on opioid use disorder.
Research Interests: Health Economics; Applied Microeconomics; Peer Effects