Greetings! I’m an American public health research and evaluation specialist, currently living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. This website is mostly intended as an outlet for my travel and wildlife photography. I blogged actively while in grad school (2010-2013) and occasionally thereafter, but in recent years I’ve been rather busy with work and haven’t found as much inspiration for writing. I hope to revive the blog again in the future, so I’m keeping these archives online.
I'm originally from Arkansas (in the US), and have lived in DC, Baltimore, Princeton, and New York City within the US, and Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, and (now) Nairobi as well. Many of the photos I share are from my travels to 50+ countries.
About the blog
I tend to write about things I find interesting: global health news and policy, economic development, statistical and methodological developments and controversies, and bad science writing. Please note that this blog represents my personal views only, and everything I write here is in a personal capacity only.
Disclaimer: All views are my own and do not represent the views of my current or past employers, partner organizations, friends, etc.
Comment guidelines: Blog comments can be some of the most interesting things to read on the internet, or some of the most mind-bogglingly frustrating. To bend the curve closer to the former I reserve the right to express some editorial control by holding for moderation, deleting or blocking comments/commenters who use egregious profanity or are otherwise NSFW, who threaten folks, who haven't read the Wikipedia page on ad hominem, or who repeatedly troll. Anonymous comments are allowed but it helps if you use a consistent, unique pseudonym to facilitate discussion.