Angie Fertig

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Social Policy Research Scientist

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).