I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology and Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My research focuses on the dynamics of population aging and the determinants of longevity and well-being at older ages. I’m especially interested in the impact of social disparities on health throughout the life course and their connection with aggregate mortality and morbidity trends.
My academic path has taken me through several disciplines. I received an AB in History from Harvard, and a PhD in Population & Health along with a MHS in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Before coming to Madison, I was a member of the Sociology faculty at the University of Chicago.