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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont

My research interests include behavioral pharmacology, behavioral economics, and the development of behavioral interventions to improve health. I am also interested in leveraging technological advancements in developing health interventions to increase their attractiveness and their reach. At present, I am conducting a study to examine the feasibility, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of a financial incentives intervention to reduce cigarette smoking during pregnancy. I am also conducting a smaller study to examine potential novel approaches to promote sustained smoking abstinence, along with breastfeeding and increased physical activity, among postpartum women. Alongside this treatment-based research, I conduct epidemiological studies using publicly available U.S. national surveys to examine prevalence and correlates of tobacco use among vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on understanding patterns and longitudinal trajectories of tobacco use among reproductive-aged women.


  • 2017–2019
    Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont