I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, member of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research (CGHCR), and co-founder of the Transportation and Health Initiative with Dr. Andrew Zullo. Though my training is in epidemiology, I frequently collaborate with researchers across departments, including health services research and economics. As a result, I have developed an interdisciplinary research agenda that aims to place traditional clinical epidemiological research within the context of current health policy.
My current research interests include strategies for improving the safe-mobility of older adults and advancing methods for studying causes of motor vehicle crashes, particularly among older adults with dementia or other cognitive impairment. In addition, I am interested in advancing methods for generalizing findings from cluster randomized trials to a new target populations, with a focus on applications for nursing home research.