Benjamin D. Ukert is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Injury Science Center at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is health economist whose research aims to understand how public policy changes affect health. He has a specific interest in the areas of risky behaviors, insurance reform, public transfer programs, and crime prevention. His current research investigates how provider driven interventions impact and insurance expansions affect healthcare utilization. Other research studies whether gun regulation in Australia and school closures had an impact on firearm mortality and crime, respectively.