Olga Yakusheva

Olga Yakusheva
Olga Yakusheva Marquette University

 412 David Straz Hall

Milwaukee WI United States of America (414) 288-3409
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Economics

Olga came to Marquette in 2005. She received her Ph. D. in economics from the University of Illinois, where she was awarded the Langhoff award for the highest GPA. In 1996, she was a USAID scholar her Master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois. Olga earned her Bachelor degree from the Kazakh State University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 1995.

Her recent work includes examining peer effects in weight gain, estimating the effect of adolescent childbirth on schooling and earnings (forthcoming in Economic Inquiry), and exploring the role of nurses in patient care (forthcoming in Medical Care). She is also involved in several funded projects including a study of and promotion of healthy lifestyles among low-income populations and a cost-effectiveness study of infectious disease screenings.

Education

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics, 2005

M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics, 1997

B.S. Kazakhstan State University, Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 1995

Professional Interests

  • Obesity
  • Peer Effects
  • Nursing Workforce Issues
  • Human Capital

Selected Publications

“In High School and Pregnant: the Importance of Educational and Fertility Expectations for Subsequent Outcomes”, forthcoming, Economic Inquiry

“Nurse and Patient Assessments of Readiness for Discharge in Relation to Post-Discharge Utilization”, with Weiss M. and K. Bobay, forthcoming, Medical Care

Awards, Honors, & Certifications

“Motivational Interviewing for Health Maintenance and Promotion in a Primary Care Setting”, with Bade E (UW Medical Group and UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health), Harley A (UW Milwaukee), and Evertsen J (UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health); awarded a $50,000 grant for the period 2009-2010 from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

“Targeted vs. Universal Screening for MRSA”, with Leonhardt K (Aurora Health Care); awarded a $24,000 grant for the period 2009-2010 from Cardinal Health Patient Safety Grant Program

“A Quality and Cost Analysis of Nurse Practice Predictors of Readiness for Hospital Discharge and Post-Discharge Outcomes”, with Weiss M, Bobay K, and Nosbusch J, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s INQRI program, 2007-2009