Geospatial Information Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health
UT Southwestern Medical Center
M.A. Geography (2013)
University of British Columbia
University of Minnesota
My current research areas include Bayesian modeling for public health, spatial statistics, and health inequality.
My dissertation research includes developing methods and open-source software for population health surveillance research, a case study on colorectal cancer prevention in Texas, and engagement with the methodological framework of plausible reasoning as developed by the likes of Harold Jeffreys and George Pólya.
At UBC, my research was focused on the political economy of labor and race. My paper in Florida Historical Quarterly examines the state's convict leasing program (1877-1919), under which the state prison population was leased to private industry as a bound labor force. The paper discusses its rapid expansion in tandem with the lumber industry, its connection to debt peonage, the role of physicians in managing and defending the system, and its eventual demise.