Type: Seminar

Maternal education and birth outcomes

Date & time

Aug 17, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT


Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.

About the speaker: 

Dr. Yakusheva is an economist with interests in health services research, obesity, and fertility. Her health services work focuses on nurse education, nurse productivity, and patient outcomes in acute care, and it has been published in Medical Care and Health Services Research, as well as in nursing research and policy journals. This work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her work on obesity and fertility examines how an individual’s decision-making regarding his/her health is impacted by the social environment, and it has been published in leading economics and public health journals including theJournal of Human Resources, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Adolescent Health. In addition, Dr. Yakusheva is currently expanding her research agenda to include maternal and child health.

About CIERS:

The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests. Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.