Janet Currie

Role
Environmental economist focusing on disparities in health impacts
Title
Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Bio/Description

Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Co-director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. Her work in environmental economics focuses on the fetal and child health, and disparities in both exposures and outcomes.  She has studied the effects of exposure to air pollution from industrial activity and traffic; long-term impacts of lead mitigation strategies; the health impacts of fracking; and responses to water quality violations. Currie is the President of the American Society of Health Economics, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences.