About Me

I am a Family Demographer and Sociologist with an interest in families, aging, and caregiving.

I am currently a Research Investigator at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center (SRC) located at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). I am also an affiliate at the Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA) and at the Population Studies Center (PSC) and a member of the Crossnational Aging Research Lab (CARL).

Previously, I was a National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Fellow at UM’s Population Studies Center and a Postdoctoral Fellow on the “Care, Retirement and Wellbeing of Older People across Different Welfare Regimes” project at the University of Western Ontario. I was also a 2017-2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellow.

In August 2017, I earned a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU).  While attending PSU, I was a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development Predoctoral Family Demography Trainee.

I specialize in the areas of Demography, Family, Aging and the Life Course, Gender, and Work. My research addresses whether and how social norms influence particular attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes related to the family.  My articles have been published in Population Studies, The Journal of Marriage and Family, The Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Gender & Society, Socius, and Social Science Research.

I was a volunteer podcast host and book reviewer for the New Books Network Sociology channel from 2017 to 2020 and have appeared as a guest host on The Sociology Annex Podcast.  I enjoy being an active member of the academic Twitter community.

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