Abby Colson is a Research Associate at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP). She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and environmental studies from American University and a masters in public policy from the University of Chicago. Her past work focused on discussing the policy implications of health research. She is now exploring methods to assess the economic impact of public health foundations. Abby is interested in how policymakers utilize research in their decision-making, especially when addressing health and environmental issues. She enjoys dance, crosswords, and all water-related activities.