Research Summary

David has an active research program at the intersection of human development, population health, and public policy. Seeking to identify upstream causes of group inequities in health, David’s research focuses on the patterning of stress exposures and health behaviors by race, socioeconomic factors, and place. His policy research examines how local governments can invest in under-resourced neighborhoods in order to reduce health inequities.


  • PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University. Project: Public goods and private resources as determinants of county low birth weight incidence