I am a health economist with 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 main research agenda is to examine the roles that information and prices play in determining dietary behavior and diet-related health.

My current work program includes researching:

  1. The effects of restaurant menu labeling regulations on (i) the amount by which restaurant meals add to daily calorie intake and (ii) the calorie contents of meals restaurants keep on their menus over time;
  2. The impacts of soda taxes on daily calorie intake and diet-related health; and
  3. The drivers of racial gaps in childhood obesity.

My prior research has been published in journals including the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and Journal of Population Economics. For a copy of my CV, please click here.