I am a Ph.D candidate and sociologist with experience in multiple methods of applied social science research, including developing surveys for youth and adults, developing quality improvement measures and evaluating quality improvement efforts, collecting and analyzing telephone and internet-based survey data, conducting focus groups with adults and youth, and performing community needs assessments. While working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, I was an evaluator on a five-year Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Quality Improvement Demonstration Grant that worked to improve the quality of care in school-based health centers in Colorado and New Mexico. I also led the 2011 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Child Well-Being Survey and assisted on projects assessing Medicaid coverage and health care quality. Prior to that, I served as project manager at the University of Cincinnati on a project funded by the National Science Foundation to examine the well-being of retail food workers working non-standard schedules. More recently, I analyzed statewide school district data of body mass index (BMI) measurements for the New Mexico Department of Health and evaluated a project aimed at reducing breastfeeding disparities. My current projects include evaluation of a project implementing the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model in school-based health centers to address adolescent substance use, evaluation of school nursing and behavioral health services in New Mexico schools, and evaluation of a project to expand access to long-acting reversible contraception.