I study the interaction of epidemiological dynamics and evolution of pathogens. The aim of this work is to improve surveillance of infectious diseases using molecular data. I also study the role of social and sexual networks in mediating the spread of infectious diseases.
I have a substantive focus on HIV/AIDS. Recent work has focused on the development of better methods for estimating HIV incidence, transmission rates, and behavioral heterogeneity of populations at risk of HIV.
I have graduate training in sociology and mathematics (Cornell University) and postdoctoral training in HIV research (University of California- San Diego). I recently completed a NIH career development fellowship focused on the development of methods for molecular epidemiological surveillance of HIV (University of Michigan- Ann Arbor).