I am a sociologist and data scientist at the University of Florida (UF). I’m based in the UF Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law as an assistant professor, and I’m affiliated with the UF 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. 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-lead the UF BEBR/CTSI Network Science Lab, which applies network analysis and topic modeling methods to the study of collaboration, productivity, communities, and inequalities in science. Part of my work is methodological research on network analysis and statistical modeling for social network data.
I teach courses on migration, health disparities, social networks, quantitative methods for social research, and data analysis with R.