In 2017, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Janet Currie. Her groundbreaking research co-founded the economic analysis of child development and has been driving it forward for more than two decades. She has now been presented the NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award 2019.
The NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award is enabling Currie to investigate whether administrative big data can be used to identify those therapies that are most promising for children with diagnoses of mental disorders, as well as those therapies that pose the highest risk of harm. Currie’s research project, Harnessing Big Data to Improve Children’s Mental Health Treatment, will use big data generated by the health care systems of various countries to better understand children’s mental health, aiming to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of children with mental health conditions.
Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Co-Director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing.