Health and Human Services


Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I have shifted my research focus to an examination of access to health care and inequality.  This page also includes human services studies on gambling addiction for the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium.

-The Effects of State Policy Environments on Access to Healthcare in the Post-ACA Era,  Presented at the International Economics Association, July 12-15, 2017 and the Southern Political Science Association Conference, January 12 – 14, 2017.

-The Limits of Medicaid Reform in Pennsylvania: Thinking Regionally About Access to Insurance and Health Care Under the Affordable Care Act, Commonwealth, Fall 2016, Volume 18, Issue 2: 3-31.

-Best Employment Practices for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Pennsylvania,  2014.

-Building Community While Complying with the Affordable Care Act: A Case Study of a Regional Community Health Assessment in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, 2013 Progress in Community Health Partnerships Fall 2013, Volume 9, Number 1: 101-112.

-Problem Gambling Needs Assessment for Northampton County, PA, 2015

-The Socio-economic Effects of Gaming in the Lehigh Valley, 2011

-Gambling Behaviors and Perceptions of Gaming in the Lehigh Valley, 2007