Population Health

Economic Paths to Health: Increasing Income and Wealth

A Conversation with Madeline Brown, MPA, Amy Beth Castro, PhD, and Angela Rachidi, MPA, PhD, moderated by Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. ET October 18, 2024 Virtual Event

Emerging research has provided new evidence about the potential for programs that improve income and wealth to improve health outcomes. Addressing the social determinants of health fundamentally requires improving economic well being. COVID-era payments, guaranteed income programs, baby bonds, and similar programs provide opportunities to learn more about the potential of economic interventions to improve population health. This panel of experts will review what we know about various economic interventions’ impacts on health and what policymakers who are interested in closing health disparities should be focused on in the years ahead.


Madeline Brown, MPA

Senior Policy Associate, Urban Institute

Amy Beth Castro, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Angela Rachidi, PhD, MPA

Senior Fellow and Rowe Scholar, Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Atheendar Venkataramani

Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD (moderator)

Associate Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Director, Opportunity for Health Lab, Perelman School of Medicine