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Welcome to my blog on public health and development. I’m a student of public health and public policy, currently in Princeton, NJ finishing my last semester of grad school. I’m working on a dual degree: an MSPH in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from Johns Hopkins and an MPA in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. From June 2012-Jan 2013 I was a monitoring & evaluation intern in Ethiopia with the Last 10 Kilometers Project and JSI Research & Training, Inc.
I write about things I find interesting: global health news and policy, economic development, statistical and methodological developments and controversies, and bad science writing. I also blog less occasionally about high power rocketry at 3FNC.com (“three fins and a nose cone”). I’m originally from Searcy, Arkansas, where I studied at molecular biology and political science at Harding University, a conservative religious school from which I emerged liberal and non-religious. Since then I’ve lived in DC, Baltimore, NYC, and Princeton. Professionally I’ve been a online communications and fundraising consultant to nonprofits and worked with the NYC Dept of Health (in their Epi Scholars program) researching lead poisoning. I’m a proud recipient of the Harry S Truman Scholarship, and have traveled, worked, or volunteered in ~35 countries.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (I reserve the right to publish hate mail and spam.)
All views are my own (unless I’m quoting someone else) and do not represent the views of my current or past employers, mentors, teachers, peers, friends, or pets.
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.