I am the Program Manager for the Data and Decision Science Program at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM).
I am an Applied Microeconomist who uses empirical methodology to find causal relationships using survey, administrative, and experimental data. At USARIEM, I use these empirical tools to study the impact of policies and interventions on the performance and health of Soldiers and Warfighters.
Additionally, I research topics in labor economics, urban economics, public economics, and health economics with a focus on two main areas:
1. Examining the impact of public policy on health and health outcomes.
2. Maximizing retirees’ consumption in retirement by understanding their utilization of housing equity.
Prior to my current position at USARIEM, I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Virginia Military Institute. Before graduate school, I was an Assistant Manager of Culinary Operations at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. My undergraduate education was split between Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University where I graduated with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics. As a hobby, I am an avid basketball player.