Sarah Baird is a Professor of Global Health and Economics in the Department of Global Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. She is also the quantitative lead for the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) study and a commissioner for the ongoing Lancet Commission of adolescent health and wellbeing. Dr. Baird is a development economist whose research focuses on the microeconomics of health and education in developing countries with an emphasis on gender and youth. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and The Lancet, and has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times and The Economist. Baird’s current work investigates different policy approaches to improve outcomes for adolescents ranging from cash transfers, to Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy, to social norms change. She received her Ph.D. in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley in 2007.