I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the  Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. 

My research focuses on the intersection of Health Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Microeconomics, and Econometrics, with a particular emphasis on the well-being of vulnerable populations in Canada, as well as the economics of cancer and social policy. In addition to my research, I have extensive experience teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in Microeconomics, Health Economics, Labour Economics Econometrics, Healthcare Finance, and Statistics. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics in 2019 and held a postdoctoral research fellowship position at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada. I am also an adjunct professor at the School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University.

I am passionate about using economic methods to inform policies that can improve the well-being of vulnerable populations and am actively seeking collaborations with researchers in this field.

Fields of Interests

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 Explore and Exchange (PI) 2023-2024

• SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund (CI), 2023-2026

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

• UBC Startup Grant, 2021-2025

• UBC Hampton Research Grant (PI), 2021-2023

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

• Nova Scotia Graduate Student Research Scholarship, 2017/2018

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

• Dalhousie University Graduate Student Travel Grant,  2014-2019

• Canadian Economics Association Travel Grant, 2019

• Dalhousie University Graduate Scholarship,  2014-2019

• China National Scholarship, 2009


American Economic Association

Canadian Economic Association

Western Economics Association

Canadian Health Economics Study Group

International Health Economics Association