Population Health

Research Seminar with Nicole Maestas, PhD

Open to Penn Affiliates

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. ET October 25, 2022 In-Person Event

Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk

Nicole Maestas, PhD is an Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where she directs the NBER’s Retirement and Disability Research Center. She studies the economics of disability insurance, labor markets, health care systems, and population aging. Her research studies how the health and disability insurance systems affect individual economic behaviors, such as labor supply and the use of medical care. Dr. Maestas’ research has shown how the federal disability insurance system discourages employment by people with disabilities. In other work she is examining how population aging affects economic growth and how working conditions affect individuals’ ability and desire to sustain employment at older ages.

In current work, Dr. Maestas is investigating the causes of the opioid epidemic and its impact on employment and participation in the federal disability programs, as well as the effects of state Medicaid policies on the health care and well-being of people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Dr. Maestas has published widely in the leading journals of economics, policy and medicine. She received her MPP in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and her PhD in Economics also from UC Berkeley.

Co-hosted with the Health Care Management Department at The Wharton School.

Please note: In-person attendance at this event is preferred. Virtual access will be provided to registrants who are unable to be on campus.


Nicole Maestas

Nicole Maestas, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School