I am an Assistant Research Professor in the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research and the Duke Global Health Institute. I am an expert on the health of religious clergy, the changing shape of churches in North American society, and the implications of these trends for the professional training of ministers.
I am Principle Investigator of The Seminary to Early Ministry Study, a multi-year, multi-cohort study seeking to understand how seminary impacts the health, occupational wellbeing, theology, and career trajectories of students.
Methodologically, I am skilled in the collection and analysis of survey data, including longitudinal and social network data.
My research is published in the Journal of Religion and Health, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Social Networks, the Journal of Social History, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Review of Religious Research.
PhD in Sociology, 2015
MA in Sociology, 2011
Master of Theology, 2009
Duke Divinity School
Master of Divinity, 2002
Fresno Pacific Seminary
BSc in Mechanical Engineering, 1997
University of Alberta