I am a health economist with main research interests in the determinants of health behavior, outcomes, and inequality. As a research economist in the Diet, Safety, and Health Economics Branch of the Food Economics Division at the Economic Research Service, my research program examines how information, prices, and food assistance program participation affect dietary intake and diet-related health. At the present time, I am investigating a wide variety of issues in this domain including:
In a separate line of work, I am also currently investigating whether there is evidence that changing environmental conditions have the potential to affect productivity in schools and workplaces. Prior work has shown that fine particulate matter, which easily penetrates indoor settings, dampens cognitive capacity. To shed light on how fine particulate matter may affect brain health, I am researching whether its effect on cognition varies by cognitive function.
My prior research has been published in peer-reviewed economics and public health journals. For a copy of my CV, please click here.