2011-2013 Jason Williams


SOCIAL POLICY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: 2011-13

Jason Williams, a third year Ph.D. student from the Evans School of Public Affairs, is using his work to try to clarify the relationship between obesity and poverty. In his dissertation, Jason is planning to examine whether alternate definitions of poverty can help clarify the relationship between income and obesity as well as whether income volatility during childhood is a better predictor of obesity in later life than low income at one point in time. For his SPR placement, Jason would like to work with the state or a county-level health department to explore how nutrition policies affect community health and economic well-being. Jason's placement details are pending.