Angela Fertig, PhD
Dr. Fertig is the principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project that will examine health care utilization among newly enrolled members of private individual and family plans in Minnesota’s marketplace and in the state’s Medicaid program. The project will analyze whether there is evidence of pent-up demand among new members and, if so, whether the high level of demand subsides or persists over time.
Dr. Fertig is a Research Investigator for Medica Research Institute and an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of risky health behaviors as well as the effects of regional variations in health care reform implementation. She focuses on low-income populations, minority groups, mothers and children, adolescents/young adults, and the mentally ill.
Prior to joining Medica Research Institute, Dr. Fertig was an Assistant Professor at University of Georgia at Athens. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University and did her postdoctoral work at Princeton University.