I am an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland-College Park and a Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland.
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 The Review of International Organizations, Global Health Governance, and International Studies Perspectives. Other ongoing projects address international cooperation in the areas of human trafficking and building domestic outbreak response capacity.
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.