I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland-College Park. My research addresses the role of international organizations in global health security. Current projects examine international cooperation during global health emergencies and state compliance with WHO's International Health Regulations. Work on these topics has been published or is forthcoming in International Studies Review, The Review of International Organizations, International Studies Perspectives, Global Health Governance, Health Security, BMJ Global Health, and The Lancet. Other ongoing projects address armed groups in public health, US health security preparedness, and international cooperation in the areas of human trafficking and climate change. I am a Co-PI on the Pandemics & Borders project, which examines trade and travel restrictions during COVID-19 and other outbreaks and is funded by the Government of Canada's New Frontiers in Research Fund.
I am a Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, a member of the UMD School of Public Policy's Health Policy Group, and the Chair of the International Studies Association Global Health Studies Section. I hold a PhD in Politics from Brandeis University (2016) and a BA in Government from Colby College (2008). Before joining UMD, I was an Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department at Worcester State University. Previously, I worked with the Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care (now the Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System) at the National Academies.