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Katherine Eriksson receives 2018-2019 UC Davis Hellman Fellowship Award

Hellman Fellows Fund supports promising early-career researchers throughout UC Davis

Katherine Eriksson, Assistant Professor of Economics, has received a UC Davis Hellman Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Hellman Fellowships are awarded each year to promising early-career researchers across many divisions of the university.

The Hellman Fellows Fund will support Professor Eriksson's research examining the historical evolution of racial gaps in US infant mortality. Eriksson's project uses newly collected individual-level death certificates, together with full-count population data from the US Census, to look at the role of migration to cities, differences in city provision of health services, and the baby boom in explaining the black-white gap in infant mortality. 

Professor Eriksson's research on migration was recently covered by the Washington Post and NPR.