On April 28, 2023, Dr. Emily Lawler was appointed by the National Bureau of Economic Research as a Faculty Research Fellow in the Health Economics Program. NBER is dedicated to conducting and disseminating nonpartisan economic research. The Health Economics Program studies the economic determinants of health, the consequences of unhealthy behaviors such as substance abuse and obesity, and the demand for “health capital” more generally. Dr. Lawler is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in August 2018. Dr. Lawler’s research is primarily in the fields of health economics, applied microeconomics, and development economics. Her research focuses on the effects of public policies on maternal and child health, both in the United States and in the developing world.