Assistant Professor, Human Sciences
Areas of Expertise
- Behavioral Aspects of Health
- Child Development
- Consumer Economics
- Family Resource Management Studies
- Social Policy and Population
- Ph.D., Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 2014
- M.S., Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, 2009
- B.A., Honors, Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2005
Lauren Jones is an assistant professor of consumer science in the Department of Human Sciences, and an extension state specialist in Family and Consumer Sciences at The Ohio State University. She joined the faculty in 2015. She conducts quantitative, policy-based research on child and family well-being, especially in the areas of health and household economics. In particular, Jones is interested in policies that impact family financial decisions-making, child health and mental health and child development.
Her work has been featured in high-quality academic journals, such as the Journal of Health Economics and the Journal of Applied Econometrics, selective conferences, and the media. Before joining Ohio State, Jones completed a post-doctoral fellowship in inequality and social mobility at the Martin Prosperity Institute at University of Toronto. In 2014, Lauren completed her PhD in Policy Analysis at Cornell University.