I am currently a PhD candidate in the Business Economics and Public Policy department at Indiana University in Bloomington. Beginning August 2019, I will join American University’s School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor of Public Administration and Public Policy.

I am an applied microeconomist who specializes in health economics. My research studies how policies and incentives can improve individuals’ health outcomes and reduce risky behaviors. Two particular areas of research interests are: 1) the economics of substance abuse; and 2) the relationship between health insurance, health, and broader public program participation. My work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, JAMA Oncology, Health Affairs, the Journal of Rural Health, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Public Health and has been funded by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy.

Prior to my graduate studies, I worked as an economist at IHS Global Insight and as an analyst at the US International Trade Commission. I received my M.A. in economics and B.A. in economics and journalism from Boston University, where I was a recipient of the Trustee Scholarship for academic excellence. You can contact me at

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