March 21, 2013

Causes And Consequences Of Early Life Health

Dr. Janet M. Currie, Princeton University

Professor Currie’s research focuses on the health and well-being of children. She has written about early intervention programs, programs to expand health insurance and improve health care, public housing, and food and nutrition programs. Much of this research is summarized in The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation’s Poor Children and Families (2006, Princeton University Press). Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in child health, and on environmental threats to children’s health from sources such as toxic pollutants.

Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being. She also directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Since receiving her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1988, she has taught at University of California, MIT, and Columbia University.