Laura Derksen

Assistant Professor of Health economics and Strategic Management, University of Toronto

Dr. Laura Derksen is an economist at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. Her research examines how information and social interactions impact health behavior, networks, and education, with a focus on southern Africa. Her work in global health has shown how information, appointments, and electronic medical records can increase demand for HIV care, with important implications for policy, patient welfare, and data privacy. Her education-related work explores how access to the restricted internet can improve reading skills and academic performance, and shape student networks. Her personal website is

Recent work by Laura Derksen