Eric Geng Zhou

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Eric Geng Zhou is a Ph.D. candidate at NYU Wagner and a Doctoral Fellow at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, specializing in Health Economics, Public Policy, and Applied Econometrics. With current research centered on vulnerable populations, he investigates the health and educational implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on NYC public school students in his doctoral dissertation. His job-market paper further extends this work by leveraging Medicaid and administrative data to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 vaccinations on students' health and educational outcomes. Passionate about real-world applications of rigorous research, Zhou aims to contribute to program and policy evaluations and address health disparities and social determinants affecting children and underserved communities. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy Analysis (MACRM) from the Harris School at the University of Chicago and an LLB in Sociology from Xiamen University, China.

Areas of Specialty: Health economics and policy, causal inference, children's health and wellbeing
Paper/dissertation: The Effects of Covid Vaccines on Student Health and Educational Outcomes