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I am a PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Broadly, I evaluate prenatal health care interventions, study the pre- and early-life determinants of children’s development, and develop methods for identifying spillover effects with graphical causal modeling. Some topics that I investigate include:
My dissertation proposes a new method for estimating spillover effects in sibling pairs (arXiv preprint here). I then apply that strategy in two substantive papers: first, in estimating the effect of shorter gestation on older siblings’ kindergarten-level literacy skills, and second, in estimating the effect of Wisconsin’s Prenatal Care Coordination program on children’s receipt of preventive care services.
Currently, I’m a predoctoral trainee at UW’s Center for Demography and Ecology. I previously worked as a project assistant for Big Data for Little Kids (BD4LK), a project that synthesizes Wisconsin birth records to Medicaid data, public school records, and social services information to evaluate maternal and child health strategies (primary investigator: Deborah Ehrenthal, MD MPH). I completed my undergraduate education at the College of Wooster (2013) and earned a MS in Healthcare Research from Dartmouth College (2015).
Site updated: February 26, 2021.