I am an assistant professor in the Public Health Sciences Department at New Mexico State University. I have a PhD (c) in the Experimental Psychology, with a minor in Applied Statistics from New Mexico State University.
I am an expert in research design, data collection, statistical analyses, and analytical writing. Additionally, I am a skilled programmer, fluent in R, SAS, Visual Basic, and Matlab. I enjoy running simulations, data cleaning/organizing, and working with large data sets.
My research focuses on three broad questions:
What methodological and statistical advances are necessary to improve investigation in the social sciences?
What factors contribute to the negative perceptions and stigmatization of sexual minorities in the United States?
How does social class norms and cultural differences influence educational and health outcomes?
This website includes more detailed descriptions of my research endeavors, a current copy of my CV, samples of my statistical programming work (open-source), and a page describing some of my personal interests.