Erin is a doctoral candidate in the joint program in 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 under the advisement of her committee, Dr. Wildeman (chair), Dr. Haskins, and Dr. Lichter.
At Cornell Erin has pursued training and experiences related to research and teaching. She was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Department of Policy Analysis and Management for her work facilitating the graduate course on Principles of Population in the Demography training program. She has also served as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate course in research methods, PAM3120/SOC3150: Research Design Practice and Policy.
Erin has worked in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research as a graduate student researcher in 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 also worked as a research assistant conducting qualitative interviews for a study examining diversity in STEM. Continue reading to hear about her primary research interests.