Welcome!

I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the CU Population Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science. 

I am a quantitative medical sociologist and social demographer and in my research, I analyze trends in population health. I apply a Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) perspective and am particularly interested in the extent to which environmental shocks experienced by an entire society (e.g., period effects) influence outcomes at both ends of the life course: fertility and mortality. In my work, I identify the health consequences of policy changes, institutional practices, and large public health crises and also reveal how these trends further exacerbate existing health inequalities. 

I've published on these, and other, topics in Demography, Population Research and Policy ReviewBiodemography and Social BiologyInternational Journal of Epidemiology, and Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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