Ashlesha Datar, PhD
  • Senior Economist
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA USA


Dr. Ashlesha Datar received her PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee-RAND Graduate School in 2003. She was an Economist at RAND for 10 years and is the Director of Program for Children and Families at the University of Southern California since 2013. Her research focuses on the influence of neighborhoods on obesogenic behaviors and obesity in children and families.