Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis
Dr. Weiwei Chen joined the Coles College as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 2020. She specializes in empirical analyses in health economics and health services research. Her work has covered the effect of health insurance, changes in health care utilization and expenditures, child health, and issues of vaccine uptake. Her recent research focuses on substance use, hospital care outcomes, and health care in correctional facilities.
Dr. Chen’s work has been published in influential journals, such as JAMA Pediatrics, Health Affairs, Health Economics, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and Economic Letters.
Prior to joining the faculty at KSU, Dr. Chen worked at CDC as a Prevention Effectiveness fellow and at the Florida International University as an Assistant Professor of Health Policy.