Areas of Interest: Nonprofit Organizations, Medical Sociology, Community-based care. I study issues faced by nonprofit/non-governmental organizations, including leadership dynamics, relationships with the state, and management and governance challenges. My current research looks at how NGOs respond to growing inequalities in access to health care in post-communist settings, in particular Croatia, where I am studying new forms of NGO/state partnerships in services for people with disabilities.
1982-83 National Research Service award, NIMH
1989 NIA and Brookdale Foundation Summer Institute in Research on Aging, Airlie House, Virginia
1994 Winner (with David A. Rochefort, Ph.D.) Better Government Competition, Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, Boston, MA.
1994 Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship, Brown University
2009 President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance, Brown University
2009 Engaged Scholars Initiative, Swearer Center, Brown University
2011 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship for AY 2011-12 for research and teaching in Croatia
Fulbright Fellowship, 2011-12