I am an Organizational Health Economist and an Assistant Professor of Management at The University of Texas at San Antonio. My research centers around workforce management and organizational performance with a specific focus on the role interpersonal relationships play in maximizing performance. In my job market paper I studied the effects of discontinuity in primary care on patient utilization and outcomes. I have a PhD in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Master’s degrees in health and business administration from Baylor University.

I am also a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with over 21 years of professional and leadership experience. I served as the Chief Financial Officer of Brooke Army Medical Center, a level one trauma center and the Department of Defense’s largest hospital. I also served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Department of Defense’s largest biomedical research laboratory. I continue to partner with the Military Health System and the Geneva Foundation to advance military medicine through research, development, and education.