Parvati Singh, Abhery Das, Sam Gailey, and Tim Bruckner


Parvati spends most of her research time examining external causes of help-seeking behavior for mental health care. These external causes include the Great Recession as well as large shifts in mental health policy. Parvati has also published other papers on external shocks to health (e.g., the terrorist attacks of 9/11). In addition to mental health, she is interested in impact evaluations of cash transfers towards health outcomes, and theories of in utero selection. Her non-academic interests include impressionist art, classical Indian dance and swimming.

Abhery’s research examines causes of the rise since 2000 in the US suicide rate. She holds a particular interest in understanding the extent to which increasing access to means of suicide completion relates to the overall suicide rate, especially among those that result from impulsive acts. She also holds an interest in mental health policies and their impact on health outcomes. With her time off, she enjoys hiking, playing with her dogs, and reading mystery novels.

Sam Gailey