My research explores the intersection of health and politics in the developing world. I employ a wide-range of methodological approaches, and I am the programmer of Lexicoder, software for text analysis.
At TCU, I teach courses in Political Methodology, Data Science, African
Politics, and Comparative Politics.
I am also the instructor for McGill University's Policy & Data Science summer program.
I am a partner at Large-N Analysis, Inc., a consultancy firm that specializes in research design, methodology, and data analysis for monitoring and evaluation projects, primarily with large international organizations and governments in the developing world.
I am the instructor for the Max Bell School of Public Policy's Policy & Data Science Program (PODS) at McGill University. PODS takes a cohort of students with minimal data science skills and rapidly brings them up to speed with an intensive bootcamp and policy-focused internship.
I am the programmer of Lexicoder, a java-based software packaged for the automated analysis of text. Lexicoder has been downloaded hundreds of times, and has been used in peer-reviewed publications, popular media pieces, and PhD dissertations.