Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My current research focuses mainly on predictors of health and disability among active-duty U.S. Army soldiers. To address these questions, I use the Stanford Military Data Repository (SMDR), which I developed in collaboration with colleagues at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General. We are interested in predicting all-cause disability among active-duty soldiers; in studying the association between sickle cell trait and heat injury; and in identifying key risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries.
My other research projects make use of objective sleep data collected as part of the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP), a study of a nationally representative sample of older Americans conducted by the University of Chicago and NORC.