I am a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department pursuing a joint degree in Sociology and Public Policy. Broadly, I study the social determinants of health, with a focus on how social contexts and state-level policies shape health outcomes in both the near and long term. My dissertation specifically examines how social contexts and state policies contribute to the intergenerational transmission of through birth outcomes. In a second line of research, I explore social scientists' ability to use not yet widely adopted data collection methods (network sampling with memory) and administrative datasets (Electronic Health Records) to describe and draw population-representative inferences about small and hard-to-reach populations. My research is published in Demography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, and SSM-Population Health.
Prior to pursuing my PhD, I received my Master's degree in Public Policy from Duke University and was a research associate at the Urban Institute.
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