Welcome! I’m a Research Assistant Professor within the Division of Public Policy, a Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study Junior Fellow, and a Faculty Affiliate with the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I am also a Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law and a DAAD Research Ambassador for the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service. My research interests include the relationship between political institutions, public opinion, and policy change in the context of public health and health policy. My research is also motivated by broader interests in science policy, German politics, EU harmonization, comparative social policy, and global health security and governance.
Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the O’Neill Institute and a 2017-18 Fulbright Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Before beginning my doctoral program, I spent several years in London working as a researcher and consultant on social and economic trends in the United Kingdom and the United States, counter-terrorism stakeholders in the European Union, and carbon emissions of private corporations. In addition, I was a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholar at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, Germany. I have a BA in Political Science and a BS in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MS in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA and PhD in Government from Georgetown.
All photos used on this website are my own. Each page contains an image from a state or national legislature in which I conducted interviews and archival work in the US or Germany.