Dr. Fertig is a research investigator at Medica Research Institute, a non-profit health research organization committed to public domain research. Her research focuses on the economics of maternal and child health, mental health, health-related behaviors, and health disparities. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Social Service Review, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, among others. Prior to joining the Medica Research Institute, Dr. Fertig was Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, Assistant Professor in the Economic Department at Indiana University, and postdoctoral fellow in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She holds a Ph.D. from Brown University in Economics and a B.A. from Stanford University.