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Lorenzo Almada

Clinicial Assistant Professor    

Health Economics, Public Economics, Public Policy

Dr. Almada’s research interests focus primarily on policy-driven questions in the field of health economics centered around the effects of food assistance programs and social policies on diet-related outcomes. He has published articles in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and has contributed to a number of Fiscal Research Center and Georgia Health Policy Center reports. Dr. Almada has taught Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Economics of Poverty and Public Policy, and graduate level Microeconomics.
Prior to joining the Department of Economics, Almada was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Columbia Population Research Center and Columbia University’s School of Social Work. While there, he served as principal investigator on a number of grant funded projects from various sponsors including the Institute for Research on Poverty (University of Wisconsin – Madison), University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, Feeding America, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Almada earned a Ph.D. from Georgia State University as a recipient of both the Dean’s and Jean Childs Young Fellowships (2008-2013). He also received the Andrew Young Excellence in Teaching Economics Award (2012). As a graduate student Dr. Almada also worked as a research consultant for the Georgia Health Policy Center. In 2008, Almada received a B.B.A. from The Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia