My central research focuses on the education-health nexus. In my research, I evaluate whether and how education systems can improve children’s health and well-being via school-based health policies and programs. I also examine whether young children who experience chronic food insecurity also face poorer education outcomes. Finally, I look at how the social organization of schools can protect the well-being of vulnerable children, including students of color and low-income students, from peer victimization, chronic absenteeism and truancy. To conduct my research, I use quantitative methods and analyze large-scale secondary datasets.