Dr. Phaedra Corso, PhD, MPA, is the UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health and Director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia (UGA). She also serves as the Associate Director for the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at UGA. Dr. Corso is known both nationally and internationally for her research in economic evaluation and economic impact assessment, primarily in the areas of child maltreatment and substance use prevention. From 1991-2006, she conducted health economics research for public health interventions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developing a primer on how to conduct economic evaluation for public health interventions. During her time at CDC, she held a variety of positions, including senior health economist for the Guide to Community Preventive Services, senior health economist for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and acting Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch within the Division of Violence Prevention. In 2006, Dr. Corso joined the faculty at UGA, taking a leadership role as the first founding Head of the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Corso’s most recent activities include serving on an IOM committee to develop recommendations for incorporating economic evidence into policy making for children, youth and families, and on an IOM committee to assess the current field of research in child maltreatment. She also consulted with recent efforts of the Children’s Bureau to develop a manual for costing out child welfare programs, and serving as the lead economic evaluator for the national home visiting evaluation project. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from UGA (1991) and a doctoral degree in health policy from Harvard University (2000).