I hold a PhD from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Epidemiologic Science.
In general, my research work deals with three main areas:
1) Access to health care/interventions by poor, remote and often marginalized populations
2) the health transition away from infectious disease as countries and localities develop and urbanize and
3) how global economic disparities and political/historical dynamics create worldwide health disparities.
Methodologically, I am interested in GIS mapping and dynamic/complex systems modelling.
I have an M.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University and an M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan.
All topics related to Japan and Africa are of interest to me.
I’m addicted to documentary film, music and creating an endless record of my life through photography. I also enjoy comic books.
Disclaimer: This blog is a fun distraction for me. It’s a way to explore different ideas in an informal environment. Thus, some of the statements made in my posts are poorly thought out, only partially informed, flat out wrong, or merely explorations of perspectives unfamiliar to me. I try my best, but if you’re expecting rigor, please visit a formal academic journal.