Hi! I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at Emory University. Broadly, I am interested in supply-side health and labor economics topics. I have existing work on the ACA expansion and maternal morbidity, and how technology adoption in hospitals affects physician labor market behaviors. My current work investigates the role of clinicians in upper level hospital leadership positions.
PhD in Economics, 2025 (Expected)
MS in Economics, 2022
BS in Economics, BS in Mathematics, 2019
Georgia College & State University
In this paper, we test whether the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansions are associated with maternal morbidity. The ACA expansions may have affected maternal morbidity by increasing pre-conception access to health care, and by improving the quality of delivery care, through enhancing hospitals' financial positions. We use difference-in-difference models in conjunction with event studies. Data come from individual-level birth certificates and state-level hospital discharge data. The results show little evidence that the expansions are associated with overall maternal morbidity or indicators of specific adverse events including eclampsia, ruptured uterus, and unplanned hysterectomy. The results are consistent with prior research showing that the ACA Medicaid expansions are not statistically associated with pre-pregnancy health or maternal health during pregnancy. Our results add to this story and find little evidence of improvements in maternal health upon delivery.
In this paper, I investigate whether Electronic Health Record adoption in hospitals affects labor market decisions of physicians within the hospital. I find of increased physician retirement and likelihood of switching from a hospital to an office setting. I find further evidence of productivity gains for physicians who do not change their labor market behavior.
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I love to hike and travel! My favorite hike so far was Guadalupe Mountain in Texas (not pictured here). I started at 4am and saw the Milky Way for the first time! These are a small sample of some of the other hiking/backpacking trips I’ve enjoyed: Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National Park Mt. Storm King
I became a fan of basketball in 2020 during the COVID-pandemic. I had no ties to any team, but fell in love with watching the Celtics when they played in the bubble. I have been a huge fan ever since!
I also hopped on the “learn to bake sourdough” trend during the pandemic. My starter is still going strong over 3 years later!