Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Research Scientist, United BioSource Corporation
My primary interest is in investigating the correlates of health care utilization and expenditures for children and families, especially for children with special health care needs, including mental health. This includes economic evaluation of programs and interventions and investigating disparities in access to and provision of health care. I am also interested in investigating relationships between socioeconomic factors, health behaviors, and contextual factors using health economics models and econometric methods. I am interested in articulating how contextual factors, as they are called by social epidemiologists, act as incentives or disincentives for behavior. Implications of this type of work includes policy analysis and economic evaluations of the indirect effects of non-health policies on health.
At Abt Associates, my work revolves around outcomes research and pharmacoeconomic studies using a variety of public and private data sources.
I teach courses on the identification and use of secondary data for public health.
PhD, 1998, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
MS, 1992, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
BA, 1990, University of California, Los Angeles