Madeline Reed-Jones

Research Agricultural Economist


Madeline Reed-Jones joined ERS as a Research Agricultural Economist for the Food Assistance Branch in the Food Economics Division. Her research focus encompasses topics related to healthcare, health outcomes, and food security. She works to estimate food insecurity risk among demographic and geographic subgroups within States. Madeline joined ERS in August 2023, after completing her Ph.D. in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation investigated the effect of liquidity on healthcare decision-making.


Madeline earned her Ph.D. in Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.S. in Economics from Hillsdale College.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

American Economic Association (AEA)

Selected Publications

Nishtala, M. V., Reed, M., Schumacher, J., Hanlon, B., Venkatesh, M., Collins, M., & Zarzaur, B. L. (2023). Catastrophic health expenditure in nonneurological injury due to motor vehicle crash. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 95(2), 172–180.