I am a quantitative social scientist with research and teaching interests in crime and deviance, spatial inequality, the social determinants of health, sex and gender, research methods, and program evaluation. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in the Yale Department of Sociology, and plan to graduate in May 2017.
My research examines urban violence, with attention to how disparities are produced and maintained across neighborhoods, social networks, and by gender. I employ a variety of quantitative methods and data sets, including spatial data analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), social network analysis (SNA), statistical modeling, and administrative and survey data sources, to address my research questions. My dissertation investigates how intimate partner violence affects women living in disadvantaged households and communities.
My other recent work includes collaborative projects on the spatial and network diffusion of street violence, and women’s experience of incivility in public spaces. I have also conducted policy research for the RAND Corporation and community-based organizations. My graduate work has been funded in part by competitive awards from the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Burnand-Partridge Foundation.