The PhD program is delighted to announce that Ms. Lindsay Baker has been awarded a Summer Fellowship at Mathematica Policy Research.  The fellowship program supports independent, self-directed research on economic or social problems that affect minority groups and individuals with disabilities.

Lindsay's Research Project "Breastfeeding Disparities in the United States: Understanding Historical Changes in Selection" examines the evolution of breastfeeding in the United States over the second half of the 20th century.

Lindsay entered our program in 2008 after earning her undergraduate degree in economics cum laude with a certificate in finance from Princeton University.  She is returning to her research after having taken 2 intermittent years away from the program on a family care leave.  Her dissertation committee consists of Professors Martha Bailey (chair), Charlie Brown, David Lam, and Pamela Smock.  She plans to be on the job market this fall.

Please join us in congratulating Lindsay Baker on her achievement (