I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health. Originally from Florida, I received my B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Miami in 1998, and my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida in 2003. I completed post-doctoral work in biostatistics and environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2003-2004, and I joined the UEP faculty at Tufts in August 2008. I have held academic appointments and affiliations in the Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the School of Economics at the University of Maine, and the Marine Policy Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
In the broadest sense, the central focus and contribution of my research efforts have been to the field of public health. My interdisciplinary training in economics and environmental health has provided me a platform to explore a range of research questions that have crossed many disciplinary boundaries, from economics and statistics to environmental science and medicine.