About me

I’m currently a PhD student in the Program in Population Health Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. My research interests are in epidemiologic methods as well as reproductive and child health. I developed these interests at U.C. Berkeley, where I earned my M.S. in epidemiology, and while teaching third grade at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD, where I lived for three years. Prior to that I studied comparative literature (focusing on literary translation from French and Portuguese) and community health at Brown University.

My passion for teaching has continued beyond my experience in elementary education. I enjoy introducing students to epidemiology and biostatistics as well as delving into more advanced topics. I love to create teaching materials, an example of which can be found here.

I also love hiking and camping, reading novels, and programming in R.

Peer-reviewed publications

We provide bounds for selection bias under a variety of situations.

We show how E-values can be used and easily interpreted for sensitivity analysis in mediation.

This study investigated associations between maternal prepregnancy BMI and child behaviors at ages 9-11 years.

Tools and projects

Simple sensitivity analysis for selection bias

An online tool to help assess the possible extent of selection bias.

PHS 2000 summer preparation

A learnr tutorial to introduce first-year PhD students in Population Health Sciences to probability, statistics, and R.

R office hours

A collaborative effort to develop weekly teaching materials for R help.


Courses for which I’ve been a teaching fellow / graduate student instructor

Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

Causal inference for time-varying exposures: g-formula, marginal structural models, g-estimation of structural nested models; static and dynamic treatment regimes

Quantitative Research Methods in Population Health Sciences

Regression models, sampling, longitudinal and multilevel analysis, time-varying confounding, mediation and interaction, econometric methods, missing data

Introduction to Epidemiology and Human Disease

Basic epidemiologic methods, overview of epidemiology of diseases/conditions of public health importance

Epidemiologic Methods

Study design, sampling, data collection, analysis, inference

Recent Posts

Usually about R

I’ve spent a lot of time at the doctor’s office and hospital over the past year. I’ve been exploring different ways of visualizing this …

There’s so much data out there, and yet I have access to so little of it. Of course, the most interesting data of all is that about me. …

I found out #tidytuesday is a thing on Twitter and wanted to join! Since I had lots of free time this past week, I had lofty goals. I …