PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1998
MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1990
My areas of interest include reproductive health, women's international health,household gender dynamics,initimate partner violence, and decision-making autonomy and power. I bring an interest in these problems from both a demographic and sociological perspective. My research interests focus primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines. My long-term goals are to gain a better understanding of the relationship between household dynamics, gender relations, and the individual and societal factors that influence or impinge upon health choices. I hope that results from my research will enable policy-makers and activists to better address persistent gender inequalities. In blending training from sociology and demography, I hope to integrate knowledge about the importance of culture and setting with data collection, sophisticated analytical techniques, and methodology.
Honors and Awards
AMTRA Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health-Alpha Chapter (2005-present) AMTRA Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2003 Comfort-Starr Prize for Excellence in Sociology, Oberlin College 1988 On-the-Spot Award, The National Institutes of Health, 1998