My research has primarily taken a mixed-methods approach to understanding and addressing social problems in communities. Using an ecological approach, I attempt to quantify and explain the ways in which individual and contextual factors interact to impact community and individual health and quality of life. My research has practical application with a goal of social justice and equitable distribution of resources. Ultimately, I aim to use research to promote individual and community wellbeing over harmful ideologies.
Such complex research goals require interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches as well as innovative and participatory methods. Thus, much of my work is collaborative and participatory, and I’m consistently working to develop new methodologies that capture the complexity of social issues.