Biography: Michaela’s primary research interests include income inequality, economic development, and 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, causes and consequences of income inequality and polarization, and how social networks impact 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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