Keywords: Co-evolution of networks and behavior, Egocentric networks, Friendship networks, Longitudinal, dynamic models, Mental health, Negative ties, Personal networks, Resilience of networks, Social networks and health, Social support

Her primary research interests include egocentric networks, medical sociology, health disparities, and quantitative methodologies. Broadly, she is interested in how relationships between personal social networks, health behaviors, and health outcomes co-evolve over time, particularly in the context of disadvantage and inequality.

PhD, University of Kentucky, Sociology, 2014
MA, University of Kentucky, Sociology, 2010
BS, Michigan State University, Cultural Anthropology, 2008