Pamela Herd

Pamela Herd

Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy,
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Selected Publications:
Moynihan, Donald P., Pamela Herd, and Elizabeth Rigby. 2014. "Policymaking by Other Means: Do States Use Administrative Barriers to Limit Access to Medicaid?" Administration & Society. Published online 9/19/13

Moynihan, Donald, Pamela Herd and Hope Harvey. 2014. "Administrative Burden: Learning, Psychological, and Compliance Costs in Citizen-State Interactions." Journal of Public Administration Research Theory. Published online 2/27/2014

Herd, Pamela, Deborah Carr, and Carol Roan. 2014. "Cohort Profile: Wisconsin Longitudinal Study." International Journal of Epidemiology 43(1): 34-41.

Herd, Pamela, Thomas DeLeire, Hope Harvey, and Donald P. Moynihan. 2013. "Shifting Administrative Burden to the State: The Case of Medicaid Take-Up." Public Administration Review 73(s1): s69-s81.

Roetker, Nicholas S., C. David Page, James A. Yonker, Vicky Chang, Carol L. Roan, Pamela Herd, Taissa S. Hauser, Robert M. Hauser, and Craig S. Atwood. 2013. "Assessment of Genetic and Nongenetic Interactions for the Prediction of Depressive Symptomatology: An Analysis of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Using Machine Learning Algorithms." American Journal of Public Health 103(S1):S136-S144.

Waxler, Jessica, Elizabeth Cherniske, Kristen Dieter, Pamela Herd, and Barbara Pober. 2013. "Hearing from Parents: The Impact of Receiving the Diagnosis of Williams Syndrome in their Child." American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 161(3): 534-541.

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Aging and the Life Course
Medical Sociology

Center for Demography and Ecology
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Institute for Research on Poverty
Population Health Sciences

Research Interest Statement:
Pamela Herdís research focuses on how gender race and class shape the distribution of income in old age and more recently how class (socioeconomic status) shapes the distribution of health. Her work on Social Security demonstrates how the benefit structure is problematic for women because of changing demographic trends related to marriage and employment patterns among women. Her work on health demonstrates how multiple dimensions of individual SES (income, education) are associated with health and health-related quality of life over the life course. More recent work is focused on income, specifically, explores the causal direction between income and health, whether income support policies improve health. She is currently working on a project that examines the mechanisms that link higher education attainment to better health outcomes.