I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, with a concentration in Sociology and minor in Demography. My research is primarily concerned with how health and social policies have evolved in the U.S. and how they affect people’s lives. I also study gender and family, with a focus on changes to modern American union formation.
My dissertation examines the Community Health Center (CHC) program, a widespread yet understudied safety net institution serving more than 29 million Americans in roughly 10,000 medically underserved communities nationwide. I use a mixed-methods approach through combining three original data collection efforts: (1) a historical panel on the locations of health center sites from 1965-2018, (2) in-depth interviews with health center patients and providers, and (3) primary documents gathered from eight presidential archives on the political history of health centers as compared with Medicaid.
My dissertation research has received support from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation, the Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Cornell Office of Engagement Initiatives.
You can view my CV here.
PhD Candidate in Policy Analysis and Management, 2018-Present
MA in Policy Analysis and Management, 2018
BA in Sociology, 2012