Geruso is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies the economics of health, healthcare, and fertility. His dissertation research explored the interaction between preference heterogeneity and adverse selection in US health insurance markets. In other work, he has examined the effect of education on teen and adult fertility behavior, and the extent to which differences in socioeconomic status can account for disparities in life expectancy between blacks and whites in the US. Mike is currently on leave from UT Austin, with a research appointment at Harvard University as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy program. He received a PhD in economics from Princeton University, and like Dean and Diane, he is a Harry S. Truman Scholar.