I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Indiana University. My research demonstrates the relevance of network theories and methods for sociological inquiry in a variety of substantive areas in the field of health, politics, and network science. My current projects examine: 1) the impact of COVID-19 on Americans’ social ties using a large-scale egocentric network surveys, 2) social determinants (demographic homogeneity, religion, state policy) of suicide and opioid overdose using medical claims data and administrative data, 3) political polarization, hate speech and cross-ideological interactions using large-scale Facebook forum data, 4) the causes and consequences of cultural changes using survey experiments, 5) the evolution of terrorist networks using agent-based simulations, among others.
My work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, JAMA Network Open and several other outlets.
You can find a link to my CV here.
PhD in Sociology, 2018
MA in Sociology, 2014
MA in Sociology, 2012
BA in Business Administration, 2009