Alex Hathaway is a research associate at the Center for State and Local Finance and Fiscal Research Center. He holds bachelor’s degrees in art history and Latin and a minor in biology from the University of Georgia. He also received a doctorate in chiropractic medicine from Life University. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and a graduate certificate in public health from the School of Public Health also at Georgia State University. His research interests include health economics and policy, health care systems, aging policy, program evaluation, and K-12 education.