My research focuses on four broad themes: causes and consequences of income inequality, macrostructural change, stratification in global networks, and social networks and health.

My dissertation explores how the effect of income inequality on both population and individual health varies by the level of economic development. Specifically, it considers how institutions in high income countries may provide a protective effect against the negative impacts of income inequality on population health that is not readily available in low- and middle-income countries. I also investigate how the context of economic development and personal resources interact to structure the impact of these pathways on an individual’s health.