I am a core faculty member in the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine.
As a demographer, I study the determinants of fertility, mortality, and health in human populations. My work is highly interdisciplinary and incorporates theory and methods from formal demography, sociology, epidemiology, and evolutionary biology. Questions I ask include: How does the interaction between biology and behavior influence life course patterns? How do stressors experienced early in the life course, including the perinatal period, influence health trajectories? How can we improve measurement and monitoring of demographic and population health indicators?
I have published lead-authored and collaborative work in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lancet, Lancet Global Health, Social Science & Medicine, and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Please see my CV for a comprehensive list of publications, manuscripts under review, and works in progress.
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