I have 15 years of experience working on community-based and academic data projects in human development and public health, including research and evaluation projects that intersect with Epidemiology, Child and Human Development, and other areas of Social Science research. In addition to work on longitudinal research projects, I have used observational, quantitative, and qualitative cross-sectional studies to inform community prevention and intervention efforts. I am currently working in health promotion, disease prevention, and health literacy, as well as studying the prevalence of birth defects, dysmorphology, and developmental disabilities in children exposed to anti-epileptic drugs in utero. I am also involved in several studies related to better addressing the needs of the disabled during Emergency Preparedness and Response.
PhD, Human Development, Specialization in Developmental Science
University of Maryland
MSW, Specialization in Rural Social Work Practice
Eastern Washington University
BA, Psychology, Minor in Applied Statistics
University of Michigan
My current research involves constructing epidemiology-focused health profiles for community populations. I am also working on a community-based participatory research study involving diabetes prevention, an oral health intervention project, and several large-scale evaluations of community wellness programs.
Health Disparities, Social Relationships and Developmental Outcomes, Community-Based Participatory Modesl of Prevention and Intervention