Faculty Research Speaker Series

Lindsey Bullinger

Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Medicaid Eligibility on Social Outcomes Among Young Aging Out of Foster Care
Sep 11, 2020 12:00PM

Lindsey Bullinger is an Assistant Professor, whose research examines how public policies affect children and families’ health and well-being, especially low-income families. Specifically, some of her work includes:  studying the impact of infant safe haven laws on infant maltreatment fatalities; employment and minimum wage policy effects on children’s health and well-being; opioid abuse effects on child maltreatment and foster care entrance; and paid family leave effects on maternal and infant health. Her interest in early childhood health extends into maternal health and behaviors. She has also studied the effect of various components of the Affordable Care Act on maternal decision-making and health. Her work has been published in Journal of Health Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Children and Youth Services Review, Health Services Research, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Pediatrics, and Maternal and Child Health Journal. Dr. Bullinger’s dissertation was funded by the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. She has also been co-investigator on grants from Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has a PhD from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She holds an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Ohio.