COVID-19 cases are surging upward around the U.S., reaching 100,000 daily cases for the first time on Nov. 4 and 150,000 only eight days later.
Zoë McLaren is an associate professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2010 she completed her doctorate in Public Policy and Economics at the University of Michigan School of Public Policy. Her research builds the evidence base to guide health and economic policy by developing rigorous applied econometric approaches that leverage existing data to answer important questions. Her work contributes to three strands of literature: estimating the impact of access to health resources on economic outcomes; generating rigorous evidence to address the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic; and identifying the causes of high unemployment in low-income countries.