Sarah Hamersma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Sarah Hamersma is Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University. Her career as an economist has been focused on evaluating the effects of anti-poverty programs, and much of her research examines the implications of public health insurance and nutrition programs for health outcomes of children and labor market outcomes of parents. Her interest in food assistance and the labor market has led her to her current research on food insecurity and its consequences for educational investments. Prof. Hamersma serves as the director for Syracuse University's PhD in Public Administration. She is passionate about training public servants and is an award-winning teacher of quantitative methods for policy research.
Food Security, SNAP, Health Economics, Education, Poverty