PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
BA, Albion College, 2005
My educational background is in international studies and global public health systems. My research aims to improve understanding of how to intervene in complex systems in order to ensure quality and affordable health care access, particularly for poor, rural, and underserved populations. I am interested in applying multi- and trans- disciplinary approaches to strengthen organizational and research capacity, to improve health workforce management and policy, and to understand system adaptation, particularly in health systems in transition.
In terms of research methods, I have experience with both qualitative and quantitative research and am particularly interested in applying systems thinking tools and approaches to public health (e.g. system conceptualization tools, system dynamics, network analysis, and participatory strategies). Prior to joining the faculty, I have worked in both private sector and bilateral agency environments.
Currently, I am teaching Systems thinking in public health.
Honors and Awards
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars – Title VIII Short Term Fellowship: Eastern European Studies – 2014
Johns Hopkins Lipitz Policy Fund Public Health Policy Pilot Award – 2011
Albion College Top 10 in 2010 Young Alumni Award – 2010
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health - Health Systems Award – 2010
USAID Global Health Bureau Exemplary Achievement – 2009
Albert Schweitzer Baltimore Fellowship – 2007-2008
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Departmental Scholarship – 2006-2008
John Snow Inc. Award in International Health – 2006
President Bernard T. Lomas Project 250 Leadership Award – 2002 & 2003
Albion College Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Summer Research Grant – 2004
Albion College Prentiss M. Brown Honors Institute Member – 2001-2005
Albion College Presidential Scholarship Recipient – 2001-2005