Nancy E. Reichman

PhD (City University of New York)
MBA (State University of New York at Buffalo)
BA (Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut)


Nancy E. Reichman is an economist with a broad portfolio of research focusing on linkages between socioeconomic status and health, including studies of determinants of infant and child health, effects of child health on family resources, socioeconomic disadvantage and health across the lifecourse, and health in an international comparative context.

She is PrincipaI Investigator on a project funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development that is investigating the effects of welfare reform in the U.S., which dramatically reduced cash assistance to poor unmarried mothers and required them to work, on health and social behaviours of adult women (including crime, drug use, and civic participation) and their adolescent children (including substance use/abuse, delinquency and criminal behavior, school and community activities, and healthy eating, exercise, and recommended sleep). In another current project, she is investigating effects of gestational age and obstetric interventions on neonatal morbidities and child development.

At IHPME (July 2016 to June 2017), Dr. Reichman plans to teach seminar courses and forge collaborations with faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students who are interested in issues related to maternal and child health, socioeconomic status and health, and effects of policy contexts on health behaviours.