Muazzam Toshmatova Wins Best Health Equity Paper

June 25, 2024

Muazzam Toshmatova, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Her paper, co-authored with Marina Lovchikova, titled “Immigration Enforcement and Health Insurance Choices: Evidence from Secure Communities,” won the Health Equity award at the 13th annual conference held June 16-19 in San Diego, California.

The American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) issues annual awards to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of health economics. The awards given at the conference highlight both burgeoning and established leaders in the health economics field. This is a great opportunity to recognize an outstanding peer, colleague, or student. They hope that by recognizing the work of individuals working in health economics, they will not only help elevate the amazing people in the field, but will continue to enable excellent research and put a spotlight on the field of health economics.

Muazzam Toshmatova earned her doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Texas A&M University. Muazzam’s research centers on the topics at the intersection of labor, public, and regional economics.

As an empirical economist, she conducts research using tools from econometrics, quasi-experimental methods, causal inference, and computational techniques. She has examined how various disruptions to the labor market, such as immigration policies and technological change, affect individuals’ labor market outcomes. Additionally, she has been granted a U.S. Census Special Sworn Status, allowing her to conduct research utilizing microdata at the Federal Research Data Center.

Learn more about Dr. Toshmatova’s research.

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