Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Connecticut
Nina Brooks is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests lie at the intersection of environment, health, and development economics. Dr. Brooks’ current research examines the environmental and health consequences of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh, how food security affects fertility in sub-Saharan Africa, and the impacts of abortion policies on women’s health and economic outcomes.
Before joining UConn, Dr. Brooks was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Social Research & Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota where she worked with the IPUMS PMA team to study environmental impacts on maternal and child health and run the IPUMS PMA Data Analysis Hub, which provides insights and hands-on R tutorials. Dr. Brooks completed her PhD at Stanford University in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. She hold an MA in Economics from Stanford University, a Master of Public Policy from Duke University, with a certificate in International Development, and a BA in International Political Economy from UC Berkeley. Previously, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago and Manager of Global Affairs for Global Footprint Network.