I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. My research examines how public policies affect children and families’ health and well-being, especially low-income families. My work has been published in Journal of Health Economics,  Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Contemporary Economic Policy, Children and Youth Services Review, Health Services Research, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Pediatrics, and Maternal and Child Health Journal and has been funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Spencer Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts. I earned my Ph.D. from Indiana University in April 2018.


Child Maltreatment
and the
Minimum Wage

Paid Family Leave

The ACA & breastfeeding 

The Affordable Care Act's Contraceptive Mandate
Minimum Wage

and adolescent fertility