Portrait of Angie Fertig
Social Policy Research Scientist
149 Humphrey School
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Currently reviewing PhD applicants
Social Policy Area
Areas of Expertise
Social welfare policy; economic analysis; health care policy; housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty


    Angie Fertig is an economist focused on investigating the causes and consequences of poor health, particularly among low-income and minoritized families. Her recent work focuses on food insecurity and structural racism and discrimination. She has published in the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Pediatrics, Social Science & Medicine,among other journals. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Department of Agriculture, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


    PhD in Economics (Brown University, 2001)

    BA (Stanford University, 1995)

    Fertig, A. (2024). Using enrollment records to evaluate self‐reports of monthly coverage in the redesigned current population survey health insurance module, Health Services Research,

    Fertig, A. (2023). A three-arm randomized controlled trial using ecological momentary intervention, community health workers, and video feedback at family meals to improve child cardiovascular health: the Family Matters study design, BMC Public Health,

    Fertig, A. (2023). Household food insecurity is associated with greater prevalence and 18-month incidence of a range of disordered eating behaviors in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of parents, Eating Behaviors,

    Agarwal, S., Fertig, A. R., Trofholz, A. C., Tate, A. D., Robinson, J. & Berge, J. M. (2022). Exploring the associations between neighbourhood food environment, household food insecurity and child weight-related outcomes in socio-economically and racially/ethnically diverse families, Public Health Nutrition, 25(12), 3538-3547

    Fertig, A. (2022). Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation is Associated with Lower Health Care Spending among Working Age Adults without Dependents, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved,

    Fertig, A. R. (2022). Minnesota Poverty Report, 2009 to 2019.

    Fertig, A. R., de Brito, J. N., Trofholz, A. C. & Berge, J. M. (2022). Maternal employment and child weight-related health, Social Science and Medicine, 115303

    Bogan, V., Fertig, A. R. & Just, D. (2022). Self-employment and mental health, Rev Econ Household, 20, 855-886

    Prokosch, C., Fertig, A. R., Ojebuoboh, A. R., Trofholz, A. C., Baird, M., Young, M., de Brito, J. N., Kunin-Batson, A. & Berge, J. M. (2022). Exploring associations between social determinants of health and mental health outcomes in families from socioeconomically and racially and ethnically diverse households, Preventive Medicine, 161,

    de Brito, J. N., Loth, K. A., Fertig, A., Trofholz, A. C., Tate, A. & Berge, J. M. (2022). Participant characteristics and dietary correlates of SNAP and other assistance programs among families with children from racially and ethnically diverse households, Appetite, 174, 106015

    Kollannoor-Samuel, G., Fertig, A. R., Nelson, J., Martin, E. R., Boelcke-Stennes, K. & Schiff, J. (2022). Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation is Associated with Lower Healthcare Spending among Working Age Adults, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 33(2), 737-750

    Berge M., Cheatom, O., Fertig R., Tate, A. D., Trofohlz, A., de Brito, J. & Shippee, N. (2021). Examining the Relationship Between Parental Stress and Girls’ and Boys’ Physical Activity Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant/Refugee Populations, Pediatric Exercise Science, 33, 97-102

    Berge, J. M., Fertig, A. R., Trofholz, A., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Rogers, E. & Loth, K. (2020). Associations between parental stress, parent feeding practices, and child eating behaviors within the context of food insecurity, Preventive Medicine Reports, 19,

    Pascale, J., Fertig, A. R. & Call, K. T. (2019). Assessing the accuracy of survey reports of health insurance coverage using enrollment data, Health Services Research, 54, 1099-1109

    Pascale, J., Fertig, A. R. & Call, K. T. (2019). Validation of Two Federal Health Insurance Survey Modules After Affordable Care Act Implementation, Journal of Official Statistics, 35(2), 409-460

    Fertig, A., Katie, L., Amanda, T., Allan, T., Michael, M., Dianne, N. & Jerica, B. (2019). Compared to pre-prepared meals, fully and partly home-cooked meals in diverse families with young children are more likely to include nutritious ingredients, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 119(5), 818-830

    Fertig, A. R. & Phinney, R. (2019). Effective Interventions for Improving the Health of Medicaid Enrollees in Deep Poverty.

    Berge, J. M., Tate, A., Trofholz, A., Fertig, A., Crow, S., Neumark-Sztainer, D. & Miner, M. (2018). Examining within- and across-day relationships between transient and chronic stress and parent food-related parenting practices in a racially/ethnically diverse and immigrant population, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1),