I am a Research Associate at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University. I received my PhD. from the Department of Sociology at Duke University and possess exceptional skills in the quantitative analysis of survey data.

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 a multi-year social networks module
  • Examining the relationship between church size and likelihood of attendance.
  • Looking at gender differences in patterns of charitable giving
  • Explaining the concentration of wealth people in large church
  • Providing a historical account of the modern megachurch.
Current Research

  • Examining the occupational structures that generate racial disparities in health
  • Accounting for racial differences in mental and physical health among clergy 
  • Quantifying the prospective relationship between metabolic disorder and depression
  • Assessing the prospective relationship between the three major components of the Maslach Burnout Indicies
  • Explaining "the honeymoon" phase that recently relocated people experience