I am an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). I am a faculty affiliate with the Children's Pediatric Research Alliance at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech's Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Tech's Health Analytics Work Group, and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame. I am on the editorial board for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. I earned my Ph.D. from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. I spent the winter and spring of 2017 as a visiting graduate student scholar at the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis, earned my MPA from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and completed my Bachelor’s degree at Miami University.
During the summer of 2015, I was a Summer Fellow at Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, New Jersey, was selected to participate in the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Data Workshop at Columbia University, and was an AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship recipient for my work studying child health policy issues. Outside of academic endeavors, I previously worked with Elmcrest Children’s Center in Syracuse, New York, a multi-service treatment and education center for children with emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric disturbances. I have also been a policy analyst for Indiana Public Policy Institute where I was involved in projects related to homelessness and education, and a research associate at the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs and Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity at Miami University.
Poverty and Inequality Policy
Minimum Wages, Child Support, Income Mobility
Ph.D. Public Affairs
Child and Family Policy
Paid Family Leave, Child Abuse and Neglect, Contraception Policy, WIC
Public Policy Analysis
Difference-in-Differences, Instrumental Variables, Regression Discontinuity
Medicaid, Opioid Epidemic, Covid-19-related Policy