I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Office of Population Research and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. My research interests centre on HIV/AIDS, family demography, reproductive health, and sexual networks in sub-Saharan Africa. My dissertation uses couple-level analyses to better understand the social, cultural, and behavioral mechanisms that shape how HIV enters marriage in rural Uganda. Collaborating with the Medical Research Council and the Uganda Virus Research Institute, I am currently working on: (1) an analysis of the trends in union formation to determine if assortative mating occurs on sero-status, (2) measuring the effect of concurrent partnerships on HIV transmission, and (3) examining the impact of HIV on marital dissolution and migration. In the Fall of 2013 I will be conducting a survey method field experiment in Malawi using sexual network data.
Prior to coming to Princeton, I worked with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Equitas - the International Centre for Human Rights Education, the Institute of Health and Social Policy at McGill University, and Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment in Nairobi, Kenya.