I am an assistant professor (tenure-track) at the Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus.

My research spans the fields of Health Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics, with a focus on the economics of well-being of vulnerable populations in Canada, as well as the economics of cancer and social policy-related topics. I have taught and currently teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes in Microeconomics, Health Economics, Econometrics, Healthcare Finance, and Statistics. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics in 2019 and have held a postdoctoral research fellow position at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am also an adjunct professor at the School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University.

Fields of Interests

  • Health Economics

  • Applied Microeconomics

  • Applied Econometrics

  • Labour Economics

  • Indigenous Health and Income Inequalities

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Health Economics, 2019 - 2020

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Ph.D. in Economics, 2014-2019

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

M.A. in Economics, 2012-2014

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Research Fundings, Honours, and Awards

SSHRC PG Grant - Stage 2 (CI), 2022-2027

• UBC Startup Grant, 2021-2025

Hampton Research Grant (PI), 2021-2023

• CRDCN and Indigenous Service Canada Research Funding (PI), 2021/2022

• Nova Scotia Graduate Student Research Scholarship, 2017/2018

• Faculty of Graduate Studies Ph.D. Fellowship, 2014-2019

• Travel Grant from Department of Economics, 2014-2019

• Canadian Economics Association Travel Grand, 2019

• Graduate Scholarship, 2014-2019

• China National Scholarship, 2009

Affiliations

American Economic Association

Canadian Economic Association

Atlantic Canadian Economic Association

Canadian Health Economics Study Group

International Health Economics Association