About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University. I completed my doctorate in Sociology at Indiana University, where I also obtained an MS in Applied Statistics. My research interests include social networks, aging, disability, mental health, culture, and quantitative methods.

I previously presented research on social networks and cognitive impairment among older adults at the Duke Social Networks & Health Workshop. A video of that presentation is available on YouTube, and embedded below. My work has been published in Alzheimer's & Dementia, The Gerontologist, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sociology of Health and Illness, Network Science, and other journals. You can read more about my current research here.

I am a member of the FAU I-HEALTH Human Health and Dementia Research Focus Group as well as the FAU Biostatistics Collaborative Core.