Ongoing Projects (comments welcome!)

Can Clients Hold Bureaucrats Accountable? Evidence from Citizen Crime Reporting after Publicized Police Brutality” Submitted.

There’s (Rarely) a New Sheriff in Town: The Incumbency Advantage for Local Law Enforcement.” Accepted at Electoral Studies. Replication Materials

Who are America’s Homeless Voters? How Shelters Make Citizens (with Jacob Brown). Early Draft. Presented at APSA 2019 Conference.

Completed Projects

Crime, policing, and local politics

Does Jail Health Care Privatization Increase Inmate Mortality? A difference-in-differences analysis of jails in the United States, 2008-2019.” International Journal of Public Administration (2022). Replication Materials.

Do Police Brutality Stories Reduce 911 Calls? Reassessing an Important Criminological Finding.” American Sociological Review (2020). Replication Materials

Resisting Broken Windows: The Effect of Neighborhood Disorder on Political Behavior” (with Jacob Brown).  Political Behavior (2020). Replication Materials

Going National: Immigration Enforcement and the Politicization of Local Police.” PS: Political Science & Politics (2020). Replication Materials

Substance use epidemiology and public policy

Political Frames of Public Health Crises: Evidence from the Opioid Epidemic in the US Congress” (with Max Weiss). Social Science and Medicine (2021). Replication Materials

“The frequency distribution of reported THC concentrations of legal cannabis flower products increases discontinuously around the 20% THC threshold in Nevada and Washington state.” Journal of Cannabis Research (2021). Replication Materials

The cannabinoid content of legal cannabis in Washington State varies systematically across testing facilities and popular consumer products(with Nick Jikomes). Scientific Reports (2018). Replication Materials

“Bowling alone, dying together: the role of social capital in mitigating the drug overdose epidemic in the United States” (with Jason Salemi). Drug And Alcohol Dependence (2017)

Polydrug epidemiology: Benzodiazepine prescribing and the drug overdose epidemic in the United States.Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (2018).

“Fentanyl shock: The changing geography of overdose in the United States.” International Journal of Drug Policy (2019). Replication Materials

Organized groups

“Blue Endorsements Matter: How the Fraternal Order of Police Contributed to Donald Trump’s Victory.” PS: Political Science & Politics (2019). Replication Materials

“Does ‘right to work’ imperil the right to health? The effect of labour unions on workplace fatalities.Occupational & Environmental Medicine (2018). Replication Materials

The Overlooked Organizational Basis of Trump’s 2016 Victory” (with Theda Skocpol). Upending American Politics, New York: Oxford University Press (2020).

The Texas-Sized Impact of Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate Campaign” (with Eliza Oehmler). Upending American Politics, New York: Oxford University Press (2020).