Abigail Friedman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Assistant Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health; Health Behavioral Economics; Health Policy; Substance Use, Addiction

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

Research Summary

Professor Friedman's research uses behavioral and health economics to identify the drivers of costly health behaviors, with a particular focus on adolescent and young adult tobacco and substance use, as well as related disparities (e.g., by socioeconomic status, education, and mental health). She is particularly interested in understanding how policy can be leveraged to attenuate these behaviors and reduce disparities therein. Current projects include analyses of the relationship between electronic and conventional cigarette use, studies of the drivers behind key disparities in youth suicide rates, and work on the relationship between adolescent development, mental heath, and risky behavior.

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Contact Info

Abigail Friedman, PhD
Office Location
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Health Policy & ManagementYale School of Public Health
PO Box 208034

New Haven, CT 06520-8034