Michael DiNardi is an Assistant Professor in the economics department at the University of Rhode Island. He is an empirical applied microeconomist with broad research interests in health and labor economics. The common theme in Michael’s research is understanding the effects public policy on health, health behaviors, and healthcare, particularly those related to disadvantaged groups. His work has been published in the Journal of Population Economics and presented at annual conferences of the American Economic Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Eastern Economic Association, and Southern Economic Association. Michael earned his Ph.D in economics from the University of Connecticut in 2018. He also holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in regional economic and social development from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. In his spare time, Michael enjoys attending concerts, playing guitar, working out, and hockey.