Jessica Sauve-Syed

Jessica Sauve-Syed

Robert E. Hughes Assistant Professor of Economics

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Jessica Sauve-Syed (PhD, Syracuse University) joined the Furman economics faculty in 2018. Her research interests are in the area of health economics with a focus on the health consequences of environmental factors and barriers in access to medical care. In her recent work, she estimated the effects of lead exposure within Flint Community Schools during the 2014 water crisis on behavioral and academic outcomes. Her previous work has focused on the health consequences of limited access to medical care due to physician shortages in underserved areas. Dr. Sauve-Syed’s teaching includes Health Economics and Introduction to Economics.

Her enthusiasm in the classroom is driven by an excitement to share an economic perspective of relevant issues with students. Having worked as a church pianist and public relations specialist prior to entering the field of economics, she brings a unique perspective and is happy to chat about career paths. In her spare time, Dr. Sauve-Syed enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, traveling, and gardening.


  • Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • B.A., Syracuse University