Administrative Burdens and Health

McNeil 150
February 13, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Georgetown University
Speaker Biographies: 

Pamela Herd's research focuses on inequality and how it intersects with health, aging, and policy. She is also an expert in survey research and biodemographic methods. She is currently one the Principal Investigators for General Social Survey, an Investigator with the Wisconsin Longitudinal Survey, Chair of the NIH Data Advisory Board for the National Study of Adolescent Health, and a board member for the Population Association of American. She has received grant awards for her work from the National Institutes for Health, National Institutes on Aging, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and AARP.


Herd also does research on administrative burden, or the bureaucratic obstacles that people encounter when trying to access government benefits, services, and rights. She is especially interested in how this burden both is shaped by and further reinforces inequality. She has a book published by the Russell Sage Foundation: Administrative Burden. Policymaking by other Means, which has received numerous awards. email: