Phaedra S. Corso, UGA Foundation Professor in Human Health and Director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group, has made significant scientific contributions to the University community and to the world at large. Her research analyzes the costs and impacts of public health interventions on critical societal challenges such as violence, substance abuse, and childhood obesity. She is a two-time recipient of the College of Public Health’s Outstanding Teaching Award and a recipient of the UGA Creative Research Medal.
“The reality in public health is that we must be conscious of both the effectiveness and costs of interventions. My research evaluates the returns on investment for public health programs to figure out how we can efficiently allocate our resources. Public and private funds support my team, the Economic Evaluation Research Group, which includes undergraduate and graduate students who are gaining valuable experience to become the next generation of leaders in public health.”