I am a PhD candidate at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in the Department of Sociology.

Currently I am both a Graduate Student Researcher for the California Department of Justice Research Center and a Researcher with California Health Policy Strategies (CalHPS).

My research interests broadly pertain to criminal justice, health, healthcare, and public policy. I study jails, prisons, immigration detention centers, hospitals, solitary confinement, and healthcare for both individuals presently incarcerated or people reentering their communities. Throughout my work I primarily use quantitative methods. I specialize in using computational methods to obtain, clean, and study infrequently used administrative data sources. I also specialize in answering causal questions about policy related questions using observational data.

My dissertation is graciously supported by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. I am studying the interconnected crises of mental illness in our jails and clinic/hospital closures. I investigate if the availability of either inpatient or outpatient mental health care treatment contributes to changes in jail incarceration or the health of the incarcerated. I also examine the potential negative spillover effects of jail infrastructure on safety-net hospitals.

I intend to finish my PhD in Summer 2023.

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