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.
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.