I am a data scientist and research associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Physical Anthropology from New York University and my M.Sc. in Biological Anthropology and B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Durham.


I conduct research on a variety of topics in evolutionary biology, but I am primarily interested in evolutionary medicine and the phylogenetic history of fossil apes and humans. For this research, I have received funding from the National Science Foundation, The Leakey Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Linnean Society of London.


During 7 years at Harvard I have consulted on over 1300 different research projects, mentoring in excess of 700 individual researchers, across  35 different Harvard departments and schools, as well as MIT.


I have developed and taught several courses in evolutionary biology at New York University and the University of Durham (UK). These courses encompassed Human Evolutionary Biology, Primate Functional Anatomy and Locomotion, and Phylogenetic Methods. At Harvard, I occasionally teach statistical software workshops in R and SAS.