I am currently a Prevention Effectiveness Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I earned my PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.

My current work covers multiple topic areas. My dissertation dealt with the costs of air pollution, pollution avoidance behavior, and the impact of the built environment on obesity. These papers are in the publication process.

At the CDC, I work on the Economics and Modeling Team in the Division of STD Prevention. My projects include evaluating policy impacts on incidence and racial/ethnic disparities in STDs, cost and cost effectiveness analyses, and more.

With Propeller Health, I am working on multiple projects that estimate the impact of air pollution on asthma medication use.

Contact: austinmerrellwilliams@gmail.com