I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Harvard College Fellows program. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 2015. My research and teaching interests include social stratification and inequality, medical sociology, racial and socioeconomic disparities in health, political sociology, social policy, and research methods.
In my research, I investigate the role of institutional arrangements in distributing life chances. My dissertation explored sociodemographic inequalities in infant mortality in the United States. The project documents variation in the magnitude of disparities by race and education across states and counties and examines the role of institutions in helping to explain these differences. My other research projects include an analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in under-5 mortality in developing nations, an examination of linkages between class inequalities and voting behavior, and an evaluation of the effects of living wage ordinances in U.S. cities.