I am a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa. I am also a trainee in the Iowa Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (ILEND) Program. I am a medical sociologist and political economist who studies how political and economic context influences population health at the global, national, and individual levels.

In my current research, I explore the relationship between income inequality and health disparities. I have two projects in the works that investigate it. One focuses on how income inequality impacts the education-health gradient at the national level. I utilize data from 83 countries over 24 years. In my second project, I am interested in the life-course health effects of early-life income inequality and poverty exposure. I draw my data from the U. S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics for this project. My other research focuses on eHealth interventions for cancer survivors, invisible disability in the academy, and comparative political economy. Please see my research page for details about my projects.0000000000000000

My work appears in the Journal of Health and Social BehaviorInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

In addition to my research, I also teach courses in sociological research methods and statistical analysis. I enjoy gaming (video and tabletop), working with electronics, and attending the occasional convention. I also enjoy reading mystery novels.