Douglas Almond

Columbia University

Douglas Almond, Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia University, will investigate the effect of early health on adult health and socioeconomic outcomes among African Americans. He will draw on his previous research on the long-term and intergenerational effects of two 1960s public policy health initiatives – the food stamps program and hospital desegregation – to determine whether and how such programs benefit people in the long run.


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