Department of Public Policy
B.A., International Political Economy, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
Masters of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2014
M.A., Economics, Stanford University, 2019
Ph.D., Environment and Resources, Stanford University, 2020
Teaching & Research Interests
Quantitative research methods
Nina Brooks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests lie at the intersection of environment, health, and development economics. Her current research examines the environmental and health consequences of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh, how food security affects fertility in sub-Saharan Africa, and the impacts of abortion policies on women’s health and economic outcomes. Nina’s research employs a range of disciplinary approaches from economics, demography, data science, geography, and epidemiology.
Nina received a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University. She also holds an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University, a Master of Public Policy from Duke University, with a certificate in International Development, and a B.A. in International Political Economy from UC Berkeley. Prior to academia she worked as a Senior Research Analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago and Manager of Global Affairs for Global Footprint Network.