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PhD Students

We feature a unique PhD program that allows students to be advised, mentored and funded by Brooks faculty whether the student is pursuing a PhD in Public Policy, Economics, or Sociology. Here is information about Brooks-funded PhD students in each of these areas:

PhD Students in the Field of Public Policy

Daphne Blakey

Research interests: Labor econ, incarceration, policing, poverty


Kyle Bunten

Research interests: economics of education, economics of crime, public economics


Helen Burkhardt

Research interests: inequality, occupational choice, and labor policy

 


Michael DalyMichael Daly

Research interests: health economics, labor economics, development


Ari Decter-Frain

Research interests: economic insecurity, computational demography, social media and elections


Qingli Fan

Research interests: health economics, health policy, aging, subjective well-being


Megan Hyland

Research interests: health economics, social insurance, long-term care

 


Kaya Jones in front of red backgroundKayla Jones

Research interests: education, consumer finance and public economics


Alicia Marquez

Research interests: applied microeconomics with applications to environmental and health policy


Anton Moore outsideAnton Moore

Research interests: applied microeconomics, labor, crime, and education

 


Giulia OliveroGiulia Olivero

Research interests: education, immigration, family, labor economics


Tatiana Padilla

Research interests: intersectionality of migration experiences; socioeconomic outcomes resulting from changes in legal status; consequences of U.S. migration and immigration policy


Han Pham

Research interests: health, microeconomics, labor economics


Federico Raimondi Slepoi

Research interests: behavioral science, data science, and public policy


Shyam RamenShyam Raman

Research interests: health econ, econ of crime, environmental regulation


Nathan Robbins

Research interests: family policy, cross-national comparison, gendered division of labor, mixed methods


Katharine Sadowski

Research interests: labor econ, information science, educational interventions


Gabrielle Sorresso outsideGabrielle Sorresso

Research interests: inequality, gender, and behavioral economics


Yongxin Shang

Research interests: health inequality, family demography


Jenna Shelton

Research interests: Social inequity; family and youth policy; foster care and homelessness; mixed methods


Chloe Smith

Research Interests: applied econometrics with applications to labor, immigration, and criminal justice policy


Stephenson Strobel

Research interests: health economics, labour economics


Laura Sullivan

Research interests: poverty, safety net programs


Revathy Suryanarayana

Research interests: public economics, health economics, development


Meredith Welch

Research interests: labor economics, economics of education (higher education), social policy

 


Public Policy-based Ph.D. Students in the Field of Economics

Jacquline BlairJacquline Blair

Research interests: household finance, wealth inequality, financial literacy


Lexin Cai

Research interests: poverty, safety net programs, low-wage labor market


Matthew Comey

Research interests: public economics, labor economics, urban economics


Zihan Hu

Research interests: education, health, Labor economics, development economics


Martha Johnson


Hyewon Kim

Research interests: labor economics, public economics, family


Zongyang “Elmer” Li

Research interests: education, public finance


Grace Phillips

Research interests: public economics, labor economics, and the economics of crime


David Wasser

Research interests: labor economics, public economics


Yaling Xu

Research interests: inequality, education, microeconomics, labor economics, behavioral economics


Sen Zeng

Research interests: health economics and industrial organization


Public Policy-based Ph.D. Students in the Field of Sociology

Erika Abbott

Research interests: social stratification

 


Lydia Homandberg

Research interests: social determinants of health/health inequities


Mary Beth Morrissey

Research interests: emotions and therapeutic culture, gender, intimate relationships, inequality