Assistant Professor

Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2011-present  Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, UNMC
  • 2007   Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado Denver
  • 2006-2011  Research Assistant, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
  • 2005-2006  Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Colorado Denver
  • 2004-2007  Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Colorado Denver

Education

  • PhD Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 2011
  • MS Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 2011
  • MA Economics, University of Colorado Denver, 2006
  • BS BA International Business and Economics, University of Denver, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Sikora’s research experience is in the area of health economics and health behaviors, with an emphasis on dementia and obesity. Her current research focuses on the social determinants of health, specifically social engagement and elderly health.  Dr. Sikora also has an interest in informal care-giving for the elderly.

Selected Publications 

  • Joyner, Kara, H. Elizabeth Peters, Kathryn Hynes, Asia Sikora, Jamie Rubenstein and Michael Rendall. (2012) “The Quality of Male Fertility Data in Major U.S. Surveys.” Demography 49(1), 101-124.
  • Averett, Susan L., Asia Sikora and Laura M. Argys. (2008) “For Better or Worse: Relationship Status and Body Mass Index.” Economics and Human Biology 6(3), 330-349.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • International Health Economics Association
  • Population Association of America

contact Asia Sikora


984365 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4365
Phone: 402-552-7258
Email: asia.sikora@unmc.edu
Web: asia-sikora.com

 

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