I am a Research Associate at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University. I study the social determinants of health, the social organization of religion, and quantitative methods. I received my PhD. from the Department of Sociology at Duke University in May 2015.

My research is published in Social Networks, the Journal of Social History, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Research in the Sociology of Work.


Methodological Skills

  • Bayesian Data Analysis
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Time Series/Longitudinal Modeling
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Survey Design and Administration
Past Research

  • Panel conditioning in social network surveys
  • Church size and the likelihood of attendance
  • Gender/marital differences of charitable giving
  • Concentration of affluent individuals in large churches
  • The history of the modern megachurch.
Current Research

  • Occupational structures that generate racial disparities in health and well-being
  • Racial differences in mental and physical health among clergy 
  • Prospective relationship between metabolic disorder and depression
  • Social networks and health