Richard's research focuses on public health surveillance, maternal and child health, disability, substance use, and equity. Richard has expertise in survey development, administration, and analysis. Richard leads data, research, evaluation, and strategic planning at South Carolina First Steps as their Strategic Impact Manager. Richard is an active member of the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative, the State Data Team convened by the Children's Trust of South Carolina, and the League of Women Voters of the Columbia (SC) Area.
In the News
Discusses how safe, stable, and nurturing relationships in childhood may provide some protective effect against the impact of adverse childhood experiences on tobacco use in adulthood.
Elaborates on how parents and caregivers of young children are the 'unsung heroes' of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discusses the younger a child is the more likely their parent will misperceive their weight.
Describes how mitigating the impact of adverse childhood experiences may increase access and utilization of health care among adults.