I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan and a NICHD Predoctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center.

Curriculum Vitae

I am a family demographer and a medical sociologist. My research interests include fertility, contraceptive behavior, and population health. In broad strokes, my work focuses on:

  • social determinants of contraceptive use and method selection
  • knowledge and beliefs about the risks and benefits of contraception and other medical interventions
  • reproductive health service use
  • health numeracy, risk perception, and preventive health behaviors

My work has appeared in Demography, Contraception, Women’s Health Issues, The Journal of Pediatrics, and The Journal of Sex Research.

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