I am currently a PhD student studying public policy analysis with an emphasis on health policy. My research explores how various policies affect risky behaviors and substance use in the United States.

My work has been published in journals such as: JAMA Internal Medicine, the Journal of Law and Economics, Health Services Research, and Health Affairs. It has also been featured in media outlets such as: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, The Guardian, BBC Radio, CNN, and Forbes.

I am currently attending Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and expect to earn my PhD in Public Affairs in May of 2023. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Georgia as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration also from the University of Georgia.