Dr. Mónica García-Pérez has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 ASHE Individual Service Award.

Mónica García-Pérez was President of ASHE in 2020, a member of the ASHE Board between 2019 and 2021, and is the current director of the ASHE Mid-career mentoring program. She has mentored undergraduate and graduate students in programs like the AEA Summer Program, the AEA Mentoring Program, and the PreDoc Mentoring Workshop organized by Texas A&M University and ASHE. Her leadership as President of ASHE was energetic and powerful. Over the years, her reliable and generous service to ASHE has been essential.

Dr. García-Pérez is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, School of Public Affairs, at St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Minnesota, and a Senior Research Associate at The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland-College Park and an MSc in Economics from the University College London. Her research concentrates on health economics, immigration, and labor economics. She is also working on wealth inequality across race/ethnicity and the impact of health shocks. Her research also looks at the intergenerational effects of barriers to access to health care and health coverage. She has published her research in journals such as Demography, American Economic Review P&P, The Journal of Economic Education, International Education Planning, Review of Black Political Economy, and Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy. She is the guest Editor of the American Journal of Health Economics for the Health Equity Special Edition.

We extend our warmest congratulations and thank her for all the work she has devoted to ASHE!