I am a NIH postdoctoral research fellow in the sociology department at Indiana University. I also hold a joint appointment at the Indiana University Network Science Institute. My expertise is in health and aging. 

My research uses social network analysis and other quantitative methods to study health-related outcomes at the individual level. Using a broad array of data (e.g., prospective surveys, mortality records, and quantitative neuroimaging phenotypes) I explore how the social environment shapes personal health. My work has appeared in Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, Journals of Gerontologyand Social Networks.

      Recent and Upcoming News

  • August 6, 2020—I presented a paper entitled "Personal Networks and Cognitive Impairment: Mechanisms of Social Causation and Social Contraction" at the UC Berkeley Virtual Network Symposium (via Zoom).

  • August 1, 2019—I have officially started my new appointment as a research fellow at Indiana University

  • June 19, 2019—I successfully defended my dissertation entitled "Caregiving and Personal Networks: Implications for Health and Well-being in Later Life."

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