I will join American University’s School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor in August 2019. My primary research area is health economics. I study 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 in journals such as Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, JAMA Oncology, Health Affairs, and the American Journal of Public Health . My research has received external grant funding from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy.

I am completing my PhD in Business Economics and Public Policy at Indiana University in Bloomington. 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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