I am a Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Faculty at the Center for an Informed Public, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, eScience Institute, and Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington.

I study the social structure of science from both normative and descriptive perspectives.  My theoretical work identifies new ways to conceptualize and taxonomize biases and emerging norms in peer review and the awarding of scientific "credit." My empirical projects have included studies on Black-white disparities in grant review at the National Institutes of Health, gender disparities in funding at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and gender homophily in co-authorship across the JSTOR corpus.

In my scholarship, I engage with science policy and academic audiences.  My work has been published in venues across fields (e.g., Science, Science Advances, The Lancet, Philosophy of Science, Plos ONE) and has been covered by the Chronicle of Higher Education, STAT, Chemistry World, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and a Career Enhancement Fellowship funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.  I'm grateful to have received First Prize for most creative submission to NIH's Peer Review Challenge (with Elena Erosheva).

I serve as an Advisory Board Member for the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines and on the Board of Rapid Science.  At UW, I served as a steering committee member for the Faculty 2050 Report which identified how tenure, promotion, and hiring guidelines can better promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and the public good.


Phone: (206) 543-9888

Office: M394 Savery Hall

Mail: Department of Philosophy, Box 353350, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5323-9205