Katie Adams, Ph.D.

Katie Adams

Position Title
Associate Project Scientist

  • B.S., Computer Science/Business, University of Puget Sound
  • M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
Research Interests

As an applied microeconomist, Dr. Adams’ research interests are primarily in development economics with a specific focus on maternal and early childhood undernutrition. At the interface of economics and nutrition, her research aims to improve our understanding of human behavior as it relates to health and nutrition and to translate that understanding into informed guidance on policies that improve nutritional and other outcomes in developing countries.

Selected Publications

Ryan, Kelsey, Katherine Adams, Stephen Vosti, M. Isabel Odiz, Elizabeth Cimo, and Mark Manary.  2014.  “A Comprehensive Linear Programming Tool to Optimize Formulations of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods: An Application to Ethiopia.”  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [PubMed]

de la Torre, Adela, Arthur Havenner, Katherine Adams, and Justin Ng.  2010.  “Premium Sex: Factors Influencing the Negotiated Price of Unprotected Sex by Female Sex Workers in Mexico.”  Journal of Applied Economics.  XIII(1): 67-90.