About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. I serve on the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention and the Department of Statistical Science. Additionally, I co-lead the Spatial and Environmental Statistics in Health (SESH) Lab.

My research is focused on developing biostatistical methodology to overcome challenges in public health surveillance and address key problems in population health and epidemiology. Public health surveillance involves the analysis and interpretation of health-related data essential to planning, implementing and evaluating public health policy and practice. I work on developing multivariate Bayesian hierarchical models for spatio-temporal disease mapping and leveraging multiple sources of data to address complex social and epidemiological problems, such as the overdose epidemic.

Other research interests include environmental health, health policy, infectious diseases and substance use.

Additionally, I am affiliated with the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity and Center for Addiction Research.

I received my doctorate in biostatistics at The Ohio State University.