I am a sociologist with a public health background currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Jacobs University Bremen, where I am a member of the Social Cohesion Radar. research team. For more than a decade my work has been concentrated in the field of social research and evaluation, with special emphases on the intersection between health, intimate partner violence, and social policy.

My focus is on research that is relevant for both policy and practice, particularly from an international perspective stemming from my work in the US, Europe, Central Asia and Africa.  This includes the conceptualization and coordination of research and evaluation projects, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and presentation of research results for both academic and non-academic audiences.

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Health Inequities Related to IPV

September 2016: Regina Arant and I were panel discussants at the SIPRI Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities during a session on implementing Sustainable Development Goal 11.

August 2016: A working paper based on our analysis of social cohesion in the Kyrgyz Republic is now available online.

April 2016: At the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development, organized by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, I gave a short presentation on the measurement of social cohesion in Kyrgyzstan.

March 2016: A book based on my dissertation is now available electronically and in print from Springer International Publishing. It joins two other titles in Springer’s series on Social Disparities in Health and Health Care.