Roy Wada

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    College: School of Public Health Department: Institute of Health Research and Policy
    Title: Senior Reserach Specialist
    Office: 449 Westside Research Office Bldg. Phone: 312-413-7848
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I examine the determinants of health and nutrition status and substance use with a focus on the role of economic incensitive. Among other things, these include the impacts of food prices on childhood obesity, the role of graphic warnings on tobacco consumption, the efficacy of beverage taxes at reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, the employment effects of alcohol taxes, etc.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I prefer a student with a rudimentary knowledge of statistics, Excel, Stata, etc.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will help assemble and prepare public health data sets for analyses.

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