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Featured Researcher

Research Expertise and Focus

  • Maternal and child health; health economics; population health; historical demography; applied microeconomics; development economics
  • Understanding racial/ethnic differences in childhood health outcomes. Funded 2008-2010, NIH Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program
  • Minority Scholars Grant, Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, 2004-2005

Professional Highlights

Memberships and Leadership

  • National Economic Association
  • American Society of Health Economics
  • International Health Economics Association
  • University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Affiliate


  • The Historical Effects of Colorism on Health. (Internal proposal) RWJF Seed Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, RWJF health and Society Scholars Program, January-August 2009
  • Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) Fellow. Funded by the National Science Foundation and Duke University, 2009-2010
  • Institute of African-American Research (IAAR) Dissertation Fellow, 2006-2007
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Honorary Fellow

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
  • Research fellowships in health disparities in the Health Disparities Research Scholars Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; in population health at the RWJF Health and Society Scholars Program, Department of Population Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

Hamilton TG, Palermo T, Green TL. Health Assimilation among Hispanic Immigrants in the United States: The Impact of Ignoring Arrival-cohort Effects. J Health Soc Behav. 2015 Dec;56(4):460-77. doi: 10.1177/0022146515611179. Epub 2015 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 26589971

Green TL. Examining the temporal relationships between childhood obesity and asthma. Econ Hum Biol. 2014 Jul; 1492-102. PMCID: PMC4337817

Green TL,Hamilton TG. Beyond black and white: Color and mortality in post reconstruction era north carolina. Explor Econ Hist. 2013 Jan 1; 50(1): 148-159. PMCID: PMC4338920

Green TL, Darity WA,Jr. Under the skin: using theories from biology and the social sciences to explore the mechanisms behind the black-white health gap. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 1;100 Suppl 1:S36-40.  PMCID: PMC2837427