Training: PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto; M.A. Criminology, University of Toronto; MA Sociology (specialization program and policy evaluation, University of Western Ontario; BA Sociology and History, University of Western Ontario
Research Focus: I am broadly interested in the intersection between criminology and public health,
and social problems related to mental health, substance abuse, their overlap, and
other risky and illicit behaviours. Three overarching themes guide my current research
agenda: (1) the study of child and adolescent mental health using clinical and population-based
data, (2) the study of hard-to-reach and at-risk populations, and (3) the use of population-based
data to understand the prevalence and risk factors associated with risky and dangerous
I have an emerging interest in criminological and public health problems related to technological innovations and social media use, and am keenly interested in examining the spatial and temporal processes associated with these problems.