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 the dynamics of population health and aging. 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). My research has appeared in top sociology, demography, medical sociology, epidemiology and public health journals, and covered by major media outlets including Time, New York Times, The Atlantic, and USA Today.