I’m an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Program at California State University, East Bay. My research investigates the politics of public policy and institutional change, with a particular focus on three critical areas of American public policy: health care, scientific research, and public health. The ultimate goal of my research agenda is to understand how institutional structures and existing policy systems affect the state’s ability to design, enact, and secure public policies that serve the general interest and improve governance.
I received my PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2012. Prior to joining CSUEB, I held post-doctoral fellowships from Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a two-year position as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.