I grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and attended college at Bucknell University (’02) where I majored in Psychology. I also studied at the University of South Carolina where I earned degrees in Psychology (MA, ’04), International Studies (MA, ’06), and Clinical-Community Psychology (PhD, ’08). After graduate school, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University and the Program for Survivors of Torture. In 2010, I joined the Population Council and began teaching in the NYU Master of Public Health program. I married Eve Puffer in 2012, and we moved to Durham, North Carolina to join the faculty at Duke University. We have two kids, Tucker and Annie.