Necati Celik

Senior Associate, Data
Financial Health Network
ncelik@finhealthnetwork.org

As a Senior Associate on the Research and Policy team, Necati turns data into valuable insights to help key stakeholders improve financial health for all. He reaches for an economic and financial system that is equitable, accessible, and inclusive for everyone, joining the Financial Health Network to help bring that vision to life.

Necati works to eliminate financial health disparities by asking the right questions; analyzing the data; and collaborating with stakeholders to identify financial health trends, issues, and solutions. He plays a key role in producing data for the Financial Health Pulse®, the organization’s key research initiative on financial health in America. His work includes data analysis for the U.S. Trends Report, the Pulse’s annual benchmark study, as well as place-based research for the publication “Neighborhoods Matter: The Power of Place in Shaping Financial Health.”

Previously, Necati taught economics, mentored students, and conducted consumer finance research as an assistant professor at both North Central College and Weber State University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah.

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