PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007
I am a psychiatric epidemiologist with a substantive research interests in cognitive aging and mental health. I have a strong methodological background, with an interest in statistical methods relevant to mental health and experience with primary data collection, secondary data analysis, and tools for psychometric measurement. My substantive areas of research revolve around cognition and everyday function among older adults, and the application of latent variable modeling techniques in gerontology. I have published substantive and methodological research in cognitive aging using experimental psychological, neuropsychological, psychometric, and epidemiological perspectives. My career goals are to (1) practice and disseminate epidemiologic and statistical methods that advance gerontology research and (2) translate epidemiological findings into meaningful public health applications. I have experience with primary data collection and data management through two large NIA program projects, the Baltimore Experience Corps trial and the Successful AGing after Elective Surgery Study.
Honors and Awards
Paul V. Lemkau Award, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2011)
Student Recognition Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)