Biography: Michaela’s primary research interests include income inequality, economic development, and population health. Her dissertation is a cross-national, quantitative study of how income inequality impacts health across different levels of economic development, at the country-level and the individual-level. Her other research is focused on foreign aid allocation and efficacy, how social networks impact health outcomes, and the association between social disorganization, self-empowerment, and health. She employs quantitative methods in her research.
Michaela received her M.A. in Sociology from UC Riverside in 2013 and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Arkansas in 2005.
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