I am an associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University. I am a demographer,
social epidemiologist, and quantitative social scientist.
My research focuses on health and aging at both population and individual levels. I am particularly interested in understanding the causes, heterogeneity, inequality, and trends of population health and aging, and developing and evaluating statistical and demographic methods to interrogate the demographic, sociological, epidemiological and biological utility of various theories and conceptualizations of health and mortality. My work is supported by grants from CDC (National Center for Health Statistics) and NIH (NIA, NICHD) and covered by major media outlets including Time, New York Times, The Atlantic, and USA Today.
On-going projects include exploring the trend and causes of population health and inequality in the U.S., determinants and consequences of cognitive aging across the life course, health consequences of economic insecurity and opportunities, and nativity disparities in labor market and health.