I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University and a member of the Brains & Behavior program. I direct the Comparative Economics and Behavioral Studies Laboratory (CEBUS Lab) and do research with nonhuman primates at both the Language Research Center of Georgia State University and the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research of the UT/MD Anderson Cancer Center, where I am a visiting assistant professor.
My research interests lie in the intersection of complex social behavior and cognition. More specifically, I am interested in mechanisms underlying cooperation, reciprocity, inequity, and other economic decisions in nonhuman primates from an evolutionary perspective. This includes, but is not limited to, questions of what decisions individuals make and how they make these decisions, how their social or ecological environments affect their decisions and interactions, and under what circumstances they can alter their behaviors contingent upon these inputs.