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Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

gh topics insetEGHI supports Emory faculty and students addressing health policy, law, and ethics issues around the world. Specific projects focus on a wide range of topics including international health ethics, the impact of school policy on child health, and the role of helmet and smoking laws.

Dominican Republic and the United States

Lisa Vertinsky, Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Law, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to develop a Global Public Health Law and Policy Program at the Emory University School of Law.

Ethiopia, Mexico, and Russia

Kathy Kinlaw, Associate Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics, received a 2007 EGHI Seed Grant to establish a Program in International Health Ethics, partnering with institutions and scholars in Ethiopia, Mexico, and Russia.

Malawi and Zimbabwe

A Cost Analysis of Pediatric Surgery at Two Child Eye Health Tertiary Facilities in Africa, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

United States

David Frisvold, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a project entitled The Impact of the School Breakfast Program on Student Outcomes. The project examined the influence that the US federal School Breakfast program has had on student achievement, nutrition, obesity, and food insecurity.
David Frisvold, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a project entitled Examining the Impact of the Federal Reimbursement Rate on the Nutritional Content of School Meals.
David Frisvold, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a project entitled Soft Drink Taxes and Obesity, which examined the influence of changes in soft drink taxes on consumption and obesity rates.
David Frisvold, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a project entitled The Impact of Physical Education on Obesity among Elementary School Children. The project specifically examined the relationship between states' physical education requirements and childhood obesity rates.
David Frisvold, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a project entitled School Quality and Health Outcomes. The project examined: 1) the influence of improvements in school quality during the 20th century on a variety of health outcomes and health disparities, and 2) the influence of attending and graduating from a selective college on health behaviors.
David Frisvold, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a project entitled Head Start and Childhood Obesity, which examined the impact of Head Start participation on childhood obesity.
Sara Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a study entitled Effectiveness of Bicycle Helmet Laws in Preventing Injuries Among Youth. The purpose of this project was to empirically estimate the effects of bicycle helmet laws in reducing traumatic head injuries among children.
Sara Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a study entitled Reducing Prenatal Smoking: What Role Can State Policies Play? The purpose of the project was to empirically estimate the effects of state-level tobacco control policies in reducing the demand for cigarettes among pregnant women and to improve birth outcomes.
Sara Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, conducted a study entitled Examining the Relationship between Alcohol Policy and Violence. This project examined whether higher alcohol prices and strict regulations regarding the provision of alcohol are successful in reducing violence and crime related to alcohol consumption.
 

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