Jevay Grooms is a Visiting Instructor of Economics at Pomona College. She joined the department from the University of Florida where she will graduate with her PhD in Economics in the Spring 2016.

Grooms’ research focuses broadly on factors which impede the effectiveness of various health policies as they relate to underrepresented communities. Her dissertation work focuses primarily on the health limitations caused by the World Trade Organization’s trade policies regarding pharmaceutical drugs. Some of her current research aims to estimate the impact nutritional education has on health outcomes of school age children. More recently she began collaborating with the comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope in Durate, California to help better understand how to meet the needs of underrepresented communities they serve.

Research Interest

Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Public Economics and Trade Economics


Ph.D., Economics, April  2016 (expected)
M.A., Economics
University of Florida

B.S., Economics and Political Science 2006
Loyola Marymount University, CA

Working Papers

“Has a country’s access to pharmaceuticals been limited by TRIPS?”

“Health Education in Primary Schools as a Signal of Health Outcomes of Children as They Reach Adulthood” (with A. Ortega and R. Boampong)

Current Research

Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, City of Hope

Teaching Experience

Economics Department, Pomona College
Health Economics, Fall 2015
Principles of Macroeconomics, Fall 2015

Department of Economics, University of Florida
Economics of Sports, Fall 2014

Study Edge – University of Florida
Algebra Nation, Fall 2012 – Spring 2015

Paper Presentations

Social Science Research Confab, Pomona College, December 2015
Seminar Series Economics Department, Pomona College, October 2015
Seminar Series Economics Department, LMU, October 2015
Western Economic Association, Annual Conference, July 2015
Southern Economic Association, Annual Meeting, November 2014

Honors and Awards

McKnight Doctoral Fellow, University of Florida, 2011-2015
Board of Education Fellow, University of Florida, 2011
all Street Journal Award, Economics Departmental Graduating Award, LMU, 2006
Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar, LMU , 2006
Full Athletic Scholarship, NCAA Division I Basketball, LMU , 2002 – 2006


Professor Jonathan Hamilton
Economics Department
University of Florida
(352) 392-2999

Professor Mark Rush
Economics Department
University of Florida
(352) 392-0318

Professor Roger Blair
Economics Department
University of Florida
(352) 392-0179


CV Jevay Grooms December 2015