John Cawley is a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University. John is co-Director of Cornell's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Economics and Human Biology.
In addition to his affiliation with Cornell, John is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee "Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth" and has served on advisory boards and expert panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies.
John was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration in 2005, and is a coauthor of the paper that won the Center for Disease Control's Charles C. Shepard Science Award in Prevention and Control in 2009. In 2006, John was awarded the Kappa Omicron Nu / Human Ecology Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Advising of students at Cornell.
Prior to arriving at Cornell, John was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 1999-2001. John received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University.