Erin is a doctoral candidate in Sociology in the Departments of Sociology and Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. She has completed the foundational courses in Sociology, as well as policy analysis and advanced methods for policy analysis. She is currently working on her dissertation which explores the effect of parental incarceration stigma on teachers' assessments of students and their work using an experimental design. Her committee consists of Dr. Wildeman (chair), Dr. Haskins, Dr. Ferguson, and Dr. Lichter. Erin is currently a visiting graduate student at Duke University.
At Cornell Erin has pursued training and experiences related to research and teaching. She was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for her work facilitating the graduate course Principles of Population. She was also admitted to the Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program in 2019, where she receives additional training in health services research and implementation science, epidemiology, and how to be competitive for NIH funding.
Erin has worked in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research as the Graduate Associate for the National Data Archive for Child Abuse and Neglect since 2018. She does research using linked administrative data examining the intersection of the child welfare system and the criminal justice system for youth with disabilities and leads trainings on how to conduct secondary data analysis with administrative data. She is also managing a large original data collection for Dr. Wildeman examining the transition to independence for youth aging out of foster care. Her duties include overseeing a research team, developing qualitative interview guides and surveys, and managing a tablet based rapid data collection effort.