Director of Graduate Studies • Associate Professor
Health and Behavioral Sciences

Office Location:
North Classroom 3021B

Office Hours:
By appointment

I conduct interdisciplinary research in areas including population health, demography, social epidemiology, and sociology. Specifically, I focus on race/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health, health behaviors, and mortality. I teach courses including epidemiology (undergraduate level) and statistics (doctoral level). My training includes a PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2004, and two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania between 2004 and 2006. My recent work focuses on the distribution of health within and between populations. I often examine the determinants of race/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health, health behaviors, and mortality. My training is in demography, so I often use large, national data sets and advanced statistical techniques for observational data in my research. 

PhD, University of Colorado Boulder (Sociology/Demography) - 2004
BA, Aquinas College (Sociology/Psychology) - 1998

PBHL 3001 - Introduction to Epidemiology 
HBSC 7161 - Quantitative Methods in Health & Behavioral Sciences