Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management & International Affairs
College of Public Health and School of Public & 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.
Fazlul, Ishtiaque, Cory Koedel, and Eric Parsons. (2023). "Using Predicted Academic Performance to Identify At-Risk Students in Public Schools." Forthcoming at Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. (Link)
Biplab Kumar Datta, Steven S Coughlin, Ishtiaque Fazlul, Ajay Pandey. (2023). "COVID-19 and health care related financial toxicity in the United States: Evidence from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey." American Journal of Infection Control . (Link)
Fazlul, Ishtiaque, Cory Koedel, and Eric Parsons. (2023). "Free and reduced-price meal eligibility does not measure student poverty: Evidence and policy significance." Economics of Education Review. (Link)
Fazlul, Ishtiaque, Cory Koedel, and Eric Parsons. (2023). "A Poor Poverty Measure: Look Beyond Free Lunch Data to Identify Children in Need." Education Next. (Link)
Datta, B. K. and Ishtiaque Fazlul. (2022). "Role of subsidized coverage on medication adherence among hypertensive and diabetic patients: Evidence from the NHIS 2011-2018." American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Focus. (Link)
Puneet Arora, Ishtiaque Fazlul, and Tareena Musaddiq. (2022). "Can recognition nudge for teachers and principals improve student performance? Evidence from a field experiment in India." Applied Economics Letters. (Link)
Datta, B. K., Ashwini Tiwari, and Ishtiaque Fazlul. (2022). "Child marriage and risky health behaviors: Tobacco use among child brides in adulthood in India." BMC Women’s Health. (Link)
Charles Courtemanche, Ishtiaque Fazlul, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata. (2021). "The Affordable Care Act’s Coverage Impacts in the Trump Era." INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. (Link)
Fazlul, Ishtiaque, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons, and Cheng Qian. (2021). "Estimating test-score growth with a gap year in the data." AERA Open. (Link)
Fazlul, Ishtiaque, Todd Jones, and Jonathan Smith. (2021). "College Credit on the Table? Advanced Placement Course and Exam Taking." Economics of Education Review. (Link)
Datta, B. K., Jami Husain, and Ishtiaque Fazlul. (2020). "Tobacco control and household tobacco consumption: A tale of two educational groups." Health Economics. (Link)
Courtemanche, Charles, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, Daniela Zapata, and Ishtiaque Fazlul. (2019). "The Three Year Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Disparities in Insurance Coverage." Health Services Research, 54(S1): 307-316. (Link)
Courtemanche, Charles, Ishtiaque Fazlul, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata. (2018) “The Impact of the ACA on Insurance Coverage Disparities after Four Years.” Ch. 2 in Medicaid: Politics, Policy, and Key Issues, ed. Daniel Lanford. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-53618-133-3. (Link)
Biplab Kumar Datta and Ishtiaque Fazlul "Role of child marriage on women’s nutritional status in adulthood." Under review at International Journal of Obesity.
Henry Woodyard, Tim R Sass, Ishtiaque Fazlul "Assessing the Benefits of Education in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Pre-K Lottery in Georgia." Under review at Economics of Education Review. (Link)
Christopher A. Candelaria, Ishtiaque Fazlul, Cory Koedel, Kenneth A. Shores "Weighting for Progressivity? An Analysis of Implicit Tradeoffs Associated with Weighted Student Funding in Tennessee." Under review at Education Finance and Policy. (Link)
Ishtiaque Fazlul, Benjamin Scafidi "The Heterogeneous and Longer-Term Effects of the Great Recession on Public School District Finances. EdWorkingPaper." Under review at Economics of Education Review. (Link)
Fazlul, Ishtiaque “Inter-generational Effects of Education on Health: Evidence from a Secondary School Stipend Program.” (Link)
Fazlul, Ishtiaque, Cory Koedel, and Eric Parsons "Measuring Family Income and Student Risk in Public Schools: A Conceptual and Empirical Comparison of Options." Forthcoming book chapter in a book titled "What Comes After Lunch".
Co-PI (with Rachel Anderson, Alexandra Ball, Cory Koedel, and Eric Parsons). Walton Family Foundation. Measuring Student Disadvantage in the Era of the Community Eligibility Provision (18 months, $146,000).
Henry Woodyard, Tim Sass, and Ishtiaque Fazlul. (2022). "The Efficacy of School-Based Georgia Pre-K Program Sites." Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE), Georgia Policy Labs. (Link)
Ishtiaque Fazlul, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons, and Cheng Qian. (2021). "Bridging the Covid Divide: How States Can Measure Student Achievement Growth in the Absence of 2020 Test Scores." Fordham Institute. (Link)
Ishtiaque Fazlul, Todd Jones & Jonathan Smith. (2020). "Taking Advanced Placement Courses but Not the Exam." Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE), Georgia Policy Labs. (Link)
Work featured in a webinar arranged by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) titled “Re-thinking the Poverty Indicators in the Education System.” August 2022. (Link)
Op-ed published at Atlanta Journal Constitution's (AJC) education blog "Georgia should pay for more AP exams for students." March 2022. (Link)
Created a policy resource titled “Toward a Better Measure: Recommendations for State Policy and Education Leaders on Measuring Student Need” in collaboration with the DC-based think tank Data Quality Campaign (DQC) as a part of our grant-funded project. (March 2022) (Link)
Work featured in a Podcast at Fordham Institute's "The Education Gadfly Show" titled "Another reason we need to test students in 2021." January 2021. (Link)
My coauthored paper titled "The Impact of the ACA on Insurance Coverage Disparities after Four Years'' was showcased in the November 2019 issue of NBER Diges. (Link)