Abigail Sarah Friedman
Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Abigail Friedman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Yale School of Public Health. Her research applies behavioral and health economics to the study of individuals’ health behaviors and health-related decision-making, with particular attention to disparities by socioeconomic status, education, and mental health, as well as interventions and policies that might attenuate these gaps. Professor Friedman's current projects includes analyses of how electronic cigarettes impact teen smoking, work on the relationship between mental heath and risky behavior, and an RWJF funded experiment applying behavioral economics to improve Medicare plan choice. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in the economics concentration of Harvard University’s Ph.D. Program in Health Policy.
Education & Training
- Columbia University (2007)
- Harvard University (2014)