A Federal TRIO Program

Josh Russell

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Research Interests: Health Economics, Preventative Care, Health Policy Reform, Health Insurance Inequalities, Resources and Student Outcomes, Wage Inequalities.

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Ginther

Anticipated Graduation: May 2014

About Me: I am currently finishing up my Honors Thesis that stemmed from my Summer Research Internship. It focuses on the effects of resources on educational outcomes in Kansas and Missouri. I am also currently working as a Teaching Assistant in the Economics Department (Principles of Microeconomics) as well as a KU Research Leader through the Department for Undergraduate Research.

Along with McNair, I am also a member of Multicultural Scholars, President of Delta Epsilon Iota Honors Society, and Treasurer for the Economics Club. To get a better understanding of health issues facing our modern society I am currently attending classes through KU’s Department of Health Policy and Management at the Medical Center.