About Me

I am an Associate Policy Researcher for the RAND Corporation.

I recently received my doctorate at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and work as a data analyst for New York University Langone Medical Center's Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation section. Before enrolling in the doctoral program, I received both an M.S. in Policy Analysis and Management and a B.S. with honors in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.

My research interests are in health policies related to obesity, substance abuse, pharmaceutical use, and other health behaviors. I use theoretical frameworks and research methods from health economics, policy analysis and public health.

I am currently leading a team of researchers in developing the first longitudinal database of licensed substance abuse treatment facilities between the year 1975 and the present with several collaborators.