Hello, and welcome to my website!
I am a PhD student at Cornell University in the Departments of Sociology and Information Science. I am also an administrator of Cornell's Social Dynamics Laboratory, a 2018 Social Networks & Health Fellow with the National Institutes of Health and Duke University, and am a Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Macy and others on a two-year long, $335,000, NSF-funded research study. Drs. Michael Macy, David Mimno, and Thomas Gilovich head my PhD Committee and advise my research on machine learning, natural language processing, data extraction and mining, social network analysis, cognitive science, and judgment and decision making. Across these areas, I have studied morality, identity, risk, biases, group dynamics, and conflicts between science, technology, culture, markets, organizational behavior, and evaluations. Going forward, I will study the diffusion of complex social contagion over networks by bridging network analysis with computational and experimental methods. Since earning a Master of Public Health degree (2013) with a concentration in community health and health behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo, another branch of my research has centered on market analysis, epidemiology, and public opinion and policies concerning organic and genetically engineered foods. I earned my MA in Sociology from The University of Iowa in 2016 (my Committee included Drs. Ion Bogdan Vasi, Steve Hitlin, Alison Bianchi, and Sarah Harkness) and my BA in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2011 (where I also studied psychology, philosophy, and biology).
I live in Ithaca, NY, and am happily married to my wife, Jennifer, who is a Psychiatry Medical Resident. We enjoy cooking, baking, pickling, hiking, camping, and relaxing with our pets.
Please note that all opinions expressed on my website(s) are my own and are not endorsed by any institution or organization with which I am or have been affiliated.