I am an Assistant Professor in the Department
of Human Development at Cornell University. I am also in
the Department of Government and on the graduate field faculty in Information Science.
I study politics and health, especially the social effects of government actions and how small groups of people adapt to sudden changes in their lives.
My recent projects have studied the development of public attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act, how social networks heal after a death, and unintended consequences of online censorship in China.
My work has been published in the American Political Science
Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal
of Politics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences, among other outlets. It has also been covered in
popular media, including The
Atlantic, Science Magazine, The New York Times,
Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
University of California, San Diego
PhD '16 in Political Science (2011-2016)
- Institute for Network Science, Yale University (2013 - 2014)
- Data Science team, Facebook, Inc. (2013)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BA '09 in Economics, Asian Studies