I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Global Health and Population at HSPH, where I work with Dr. Till Bärnighausen on risk factors for HIV infection. I also work with Dr. Jukka-Pekka Onnela in the Department of Biostatistics on methods for the analysis of network data. I recently completed a doctoral degree in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
My research focuses on the social, and particularly socioeconomic, determinants of infectious diseases (to date, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis). I prioritize analyses of interconnectedness in order to discover how the characteristics and behaviours of others place us at risk for ill-health. While much of my work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, in particular South Africa, I have also analysed data from Brazil and the United States.
There is much more information, and an up-to-date CV, on my personal webpage.