Sepideh Modrek, Ph.D.

Sepideh Modrek, Ph.D.

I am a health economist and public health researcher.


Sepideh Modrek's research is grounded in life course theory and exploits econometric methods to examine social determinants of health. Currently, her work focuses on three areas: 1) understanding how employment security affects workers' health and the well-being of their family members; 2) exploring the link between government investments in education and women's health in the Middle East; and 3) examining the effect of changes in population-based policies in shaping health behaviors.

You can see all of Dr. Modrek's work on Google Scholar ,  download her  CV or see her research blog


Modrek S, Hamad R, Cullen M. Psychological Well-being during the Great Recession: Changes in Mental Healthcare Utilization in an Occupational Cohort. American Journal of Public Health, 2015, 105(2): 304-10.


Hamad R, Modrek S, White JS. Paid Family Leave Effects on Breastfeeding: A Quasi-Experimental Study of US Policies. American Journal of Public Health. 2019, 109:164-6.