Ishtiaque Fazlul

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management & International Affairs

University of Georgia


I am an applied microeconomist working on data-driven and evidence-based policy design in the fields of health and education. My research evaluates how policies and institutions affect health and education and explores ways of better measuring policy-relevant variables in these fields. My work explores how social factors, financing systems, and organizational structures and processes affect health and education. I have published articles on the impact of federal and state health policies on access to and disparities in care; risky health behavior; the social determinants of health; maternal and child health; global health; measurement of student disadvantage; and school funding.  

Currently, I hold a joint Assistant Professor position at the College of Public Health and the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia (UGA). Before joining UGA, I was a Research Assistant Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University and an affiliate faculty at the Education Economics Center. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Economics Department at the University of Missouri, an AYSPS Dean's Fellow and a Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) Scholar at Georgia State University, a research assistant at the Georgia Policy Labs (GPL), and a research associate at Innovations for Poverty Action.


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