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Tiffany Green, a health economist, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Virginia Commonwealth University. During her time as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar (2007-09) and a Health Disparities Research Scholar (2009-11) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Green continued her research on child health, with a focus on infant health outcomes as well as the intersections between pediatric asthma and obesity. Dr. Green is a member of the data team for the Dane County Infant Mortality Collaborative, an interdisciplinary initiative created to understand the reasons behind the dramatic improvements in the Black infant mortality rate in Dane County, WI. In this project, she is exploring the role of Medicaid policy on infant mortality and maternal well-being. She received her PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007. Her dissertation research focused the impact of maternal behaviors on asthma diagnosis and morbidity.