I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Demography at the University of Montreal (UdeM). Before joining UdeM, I worked as an Associate at the Population Council, Senior Research Scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, and Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Population Dynamics at Arizona State University.
My research is broadly concerned with the important and yet complex roles that marriage plays for health and well-being in developing countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Currently, I am investigating how the institution of marriage is changing as SSA undergoes rapid socioeconomic transformations. I am also examining how husband’s migration affects the health and well-being of wives left-behind in sending areas (Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal).
I hold a MA and PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, MS in Population and International Health from Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University.
Here is my CV.