Justine Mallatt is a Research Economist in the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Her research uses quasi-experimental econometric approaches to investigate topics in health economics. Her research agenda centers around risky behaviors and the U.S. opioid epidemic. Current projects investigate the role of prescription monitoring on opioid prescribing and heroin use, the role of injuries in the opioid crisis, and the effect of state alcohol laws on teenage drunk driving and alcohol-related crime. Dr. Mallatt received her Ph. D. in Economics from Purdue University in 2018 and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Western Washington University in 2013.