Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Education & Experience:
I received my PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Florida in 2013. Prior to joining the UNTHSC School of Public Health faculty, I held a previous faculty position at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine as an Assistant Research Scientist in the department of Health Outcomes and Policy.
Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests
My teaching efforts have focused on the application of appropriate methodology for the design and analysis of epidemiological and community trials. I have taught a variety of courses including Introduction to Statistical Computing, Intermediate Epidemiology, Applied Data Analysis for Epidemiology, and Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs for Community Settings. I have also had the opportunity to serve as a research mentor for both graduate students and post-docs.
Professional Activities & Awards
I am an active member of the Society of Prevention Research. Additionally, I was recently invited to speak at the Texans Standing Tall Statewide Summit on the effect of state alcohol taxes on sexually transmitted infections.
My research interests have focused mainly on the application of quasi-experimental trial methodology to the analysis of state-level policy effects and community intervention trials. My prior work has focused on the health impact of state-level alcohol tax policy. I am currently a Co-Investigator for a 50-state, 30-year study of effects of state-level economic and education policies on a diverse set of public health outcomes, explicitly examining differential effects across disadvantaged subgroups of the population. Additionally, I serve as Co-Investigator and statistician for a NIAAA- and NIDA-funded trial to prevent alcohol use and alcohol-related problems among youth living in high-risk, low-income communities within the Cherokee Nation. Further, I have 5 years of direct experience in managing data systems associated with large community trials.
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