I am currently a NIA Postdoctoral Fellow with the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. I received a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in 2021, with a concentration in Sociology and minor in Demography.I am broadly interested in how public policy and community context matter to the longstanding link between health and poverty. I use multiple methodological and disciplinary approaches to study the U.S. welfare state, from the historical development and politics of policymaking to the spatial distribution, qualitative experience, and sociodemographic impact of safety net policy. The main areas of my scholarship examine the health care safety net—specifically the Community Health Center program and Medicaid—as well as federal place-based policies, which target areas of concentrated disadvantage. I also study the demographic connections between family, gender, race/ethnicity, and public policy. My work has been published in outlets such as Social Science & Medicine, Population Research and Policy Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Housing Policy Debate. I have received support from funders such as the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy and the Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation, as well as recognition as the Best Comparative Policy Paper Award from APPAM and the Ronald Burt Outstanding Student Paper Award from ASA's Economic Sociology Section.
You can view my CV here.
PhD, Policy Analysis and Management, 2021
BA in Sociology, 2012