My research centers on family demography, gender, and health. I focus on vulnerability and resilience among individuals with limited access to family resources due to e.g. material deprivation at the household level, inequities in distribution of resources between family members. I view vulnerability and resilience not as static, innate characteristics, but rather are traits which vary across the lifecourse and between family, geographic, cultural, and policy contexts. Within this framework, my work falls into three streams: nutrition, health, and access to food; siblings and well-being across the lifecourse; and inequities in maternal, child, and reproductive health.