I am a sociologist and data scientist at the University of Florida. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, and I’m affiliated with the University’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) and Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in the College of Medicine.
Much of my work is concerned with migration, immigrant incorporation, and health in Europe and the US. In particular, I study the way networks of social interactions and support develop in immigrant communities and lead to different outcomes in terms of immigrant incorporation and health in different countries. I’ve conducted research on Sri Lankan immigrants in Italy, West Africans in Spain, Roma people in France, and Mexican immigrants in Florida.
I’m also interested in the study of science and scientific collaboration. I co-funded the Network Science Program at the UF CTSI and BEBR, which studies networks of professional collaboration among scientists and their impact on scientific production and activity. Finally, part of my research is about methods of network analysis and statistical modeling of social network data.
I teach courses on migration, health disparities, quantitative methods for social research, social network methods, and data analysis with R.
My complete CV is here.