Benjamin D. Ukert is an health economist whose research aims to understand how public policy changes affect health. He has a specific interest in the areas of risky behaviors, insurance reform, public transfer programs, and crime prevention. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Injury Science Center at the Perelman School of Medicine. His current research investigates how provider-driven interventions impact and insurance expansions affect healthcare utilization. Other research studies whether gun regulation in Australia and school closures had an impact on firearm mortality and crime, respectively.