Expert on social networks, teen fertility, mental health, education, adolescent health, and obesity
- Long term impacts of childhood health
- Impacts of teenage pregnancy and teenage childbearing
- Social networks and health
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, 2010-2012
- William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Award, 2012-2017
- Author of "The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History & the Future"