I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Resource Economics at UMass Amherst. I received an honorable mention for APPAM’s 2021 dissertation award, and my work has been published in journals such as Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Health Economics, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. I earned my PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2021.

My research examines the roles of information and cost in shaping health care decisions. I also have ongoing projects exploring how public policies and social comparisons shape self-image, attitudes toward beauty, and weight-related behaviors.

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