Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. I received my Ph.D. in Behavior and Brain Sciences from the University of Georgia (2015), and I completed my postdoctoral training at Brown University (2017). My primary research areas are: 1) the theory and application of social network analysis, 2) social influence and social selection on alcohol use, and 3) developmental transitions among young adults Recently, I've been interested in understanding how education-based stigma and discrimination relate to health disparities. In addition, I'm interested in understanding how young adults' alcohol use changes after starting a job, and how the characteristics of the environment and the people in the environment influences their alcohol use over time. The overaching goal of my research is to inform treatment and development of interventions that address hazardous substance use. 

Brown Affiliations