I am an assistant professor in the Department of Government at American University in Washington, DC (AU). During fall 2016, I am also serving as Senior Social Scientist for The Lab @ DC. At AU, I am a Fellow of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS). I earned my Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University.
During academic years 2010-2012, I was a Scholar in Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
I am an affiliate of the research network on Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) and Washington University in St. Louis' Institute for Public Health. At Harvard, I was a doctoral fellow of the Inequality and Social Policy program, and a graduate associate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS).
My research interests center around statistical political methodology, with applications in American social policy. Substantively, I am interested in the intersection of federalism, direct democracy, and the politics of old age pensions and health care. Methodologically, I develop and implement methods for political experiments, ecological data, missing data, causal inference, and geolocated data.