Frisvold is interested in understanding whether and how public policies targeted towards children influence their health and education outcomes. His research focuses on the potential reduction in childhood obesity from soft drink taxes, Head Start participation, physical education requirements, and the School Breakfast Program. Additionally, Frisvold’s research investigates the influence of school quality on health outcomes. His research also examines the impact on education outcomes of full-day kindergarten and the School Breakfast Program. Frisvold teaches courses on health economics, public finance, and poverty policy.