Abigail Sarah Friedman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Public Health Interests

Health behavior; Health Economics; Health Policy; Risky Behaviors; Smoking/Tobacco Control

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

Research Summary

Professor Friedman's 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. Current projects includes analyses of how electronic cigarettes impact teen smoking, work on the relationship between mental heath and risky behavior, and an experiment applying behavioral economics to improve Medicare plan choice.

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Contact Info

Abigail Sarah Friedman, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public Health
PO Box 208034

New Haven , CT 06520-8034

Curriculum Vitae