About me

I am a demographer with a focus on aging and population health. My research combines methods from demography, epidemiology, and economics to study health and well-being across the life course.

My current projects include: (1) combining demographic population models with epidemiological methods to identify which diseases should be targeted to best improve longevity; (2) using causal inference methods from economics and epidemiology to study the effects of policies on population health; and (3) estimating the size and causes of adult health inequalities. My work is primarily focused on Indonesia and India but I am also involved in projects on Malawi and the United States.

I completed my PhD in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania and will start as a David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow in the Harvard School of Public Health in fall 2017. I am a Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and a Research Affiliate in Population and Health at the Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health in Maharashtra, India. I have an MA in Statistics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MPH in Global Health from Emory University, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.