I am an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University.

My research interests are related to:

– Social demography
– Migration
– Population health
– Public policy analysis

My teaching interests include:

– Demographic theory and techniques
– Quantitative methods
– Migration
– Spatial analysis
– Social determinants of health
– Fertility behavior
– Public policy analysis

Prior to joining Texas A&M University, I was an associate sociologist at the RAND Corporation and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School from 2014 to 2017.

I served as an assistant/associate professor in the Political Science Department at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil from 2009 to 2014.

I received my PhD in sociology with a concentration in demography from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, a master's degree in demography from UFMG in 2002, and a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil in 2000.