Emily Oster is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brown University. Additionally, she currently serves as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Oster studies health economics in both the US and the developing world. She has worked on issues of demand for medical testing (“Optimal Expectations and Limited Medical Testing: Evidence from Huntington Disease”) and the consequences of health information for behavior. Oster's work extends to studying HIV in the developing world (“HIV and Sexual Behavior Change: Why not Africa?”), as well as issues of gender inequality (“The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women's Status in India”). Her current projects focus on diabetes and childhood vaccination.