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Lindsey Eldred Kozecke

Senior Research Scholar, Center for Child and Family Policy


Lindsey Eldred Kozecke joined the Center as a senior research scholar in July 2017. She is co-PI with Beth Gifford on NIH and RWJF grants studying the intergenerational effects of the criminal justice system.

Kozecke first joined Duke in 2005, shortly after earning her law degree from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. She began her research at Duke in the Center for Health Policy (now known as the Duke Global Health Institute) and joined the Department of Economics in 2009.

Kozecke's research is focused on the intersection of health and the law. She is currently researching substance use and misuse, treatment courts and legal levers used to prevent child maltreatment. She has also worked on medical malpractice, co-authoring a book on the subject published by MIT Press. Along with PI Frank Sloan, she designed a three-wave survey of drinking and driving behaviors and surveyed 1600 individuals in eight U.S. cities. This survey resulted in the publication of several peer-reviewed papers.

Along with her research responsibilities, Kozecke holds other professional positions. She is currently the managing editor of the American Journal of Health Economics. She is also licensed to practice law in both New York and North Carolina.