Bio & CV

Hello and welcome! I’m a research fellow at the International Center for Advanced Research and Training (ICART) at Panzi Hospital, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. ICART is a new center that aims to help Congolese citizens have a greater role in research conducted in the DRC.
My research interests include the political economy of fragile states and foreign assistance, how strengthening health systems can contribute to state-building, and child mortality. I use household surveys, experiments, statistical modeling, and spatial analysis to answer questions in those areas.
Previously I was a research fellow with the development economics group at Wageningen University, a Fulbright scholar at the Uganda Virus Research Institute, a Rotary scholar in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy), and a lab manager in the department of marine biology at Florida International University. I have a doctorate of science from the Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University and a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.