About Me

As a Vice President at Arnold Ventures, I have funded renowned work showing that scientific research is often irreproducible. My work has been featured in Wired, the Economist, the New York Times, and the Atlantic, among many others.

I have: 

  • Worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to design a conference on reproducibility.
  • Advised the John Oliver show on an episode about scientific reproducibility.
  • Advised DARPA, IARPA (the CIA’s research arm), the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team on rigorous research processes. 
  • Advised hundreds of university researchers on how to conduct their studies in the most rigorous way possible. 
  • Published in top journals (such as Science and BMJ) on how to make research more accurate. 

I have a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas, where I studied econometrics, statistics, and program evaluation; a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, where I was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia. 

I have been a reviewer for Science, Bioinformatics, and BMJ.  I'm on the board of the Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center.