On February 19, 2019, Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of
Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the
Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing
presented “Life, Death, and Mental Health: How Access to Care
Helps Children Succeed” at UC Davis.
Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University.
Chetty’s research combines empirical evidence and economic theory
to help design more effective government policies. His work on
tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely
cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His current
research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give
children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of
As part of the Center for Poverty Research Seminar Series, Greg
Miller and Edith Chen discussed their work on how early life
poverty and even social mobility can affect long-term health.
Both Miller and Chen are professors of psychology at Northwestern
University and Faculty Fellows at the Institute for Policy
Research. The talk took place on March 15, 2016.