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Research interests

Social welfare policy; economic analysis; health care policy; housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty

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Angie Fertig is an economist and faculty member in the social policy area at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on the health of vulnerable populations (e.g., mothers and children, the homeless, the food insecure, and Medicaid enrollees) across the lifespan. Her methodological expertise includes applied econometrics, longitudinal data analysis, time use data analysis, health care claims data analysis, survey research, survey validation methodology, ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data analysis, and economic evaluation/cost analysis. Her research can be described by the following lines of inquiry.
1) Examining social determinants of health
2) Analyzing the effects of policies on health-related behaviors
3) Investigating determinants of health eating
4) Developing and conducting interventions aimed at improving the health of a low-income population
5) Examining the ways in which poor physical and mental health affect economic status.
Dr. Fertig received her PhD in Economics from Brown University and her BA in International Relations from Stanford University. She conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University and has previously held faculty positions at the University of Georgia (in the Schools of Public Affairs and Public Health) and Indiana University (in the economics department).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Economics, Brown University

… → 2001

BA, International Relations, Stanford University

… → 1995

Research Interest Keywords

  • social welfare policy
  • economic analysis
  • health care policy
  • housing policy and planning
  • income inequality


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