Janet Currie
Office: 
316 Wallace Hall
Phone: 
609-258-7393
Fax: 
609-258-5974
Assistant: 
Justine Conoline
External Website: 
http://www.princeton.edu/~jcurrie/

Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Chair, Department of Economics, Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW)

Area(s)

  • Health
  • Child Well-being

Biography

Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being.  She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the Econometric Society, as well as past Vice President of the American Economic Association and in-coming President of the Society of Labor Economists.  She is on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science magazine and on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.  Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children including early intervention programs, expansions of public health insurance, public housing, and food and nutrition programs. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in child health, environmental threats to children’s health, and the long term effects of poor health in early childhood.