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 my 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.
Social Networks and Dementia paper: Our paper, "Social Networks and Cognitive Function: An Evaluation of Social Bridging and Bonding Mechanisms" is now available in The Gerontologist. The published version is here.
Impostorism paper: Our article, "Fear of Fraudulence: Graduate School Program Environments and the Impostor Phenomenon," is now available in The Sociological Quarterly. The published version is here (paywall), and a pre-publication version is here.
Recent presentations: My research related to social networks and cognitive impairment was presented (virtually) at ASA 2021 and Networks 2021. Additional research on the evolving role of Nurse Practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic won a Best Paper award at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management this August. Please see the online programs or my CV for all details.