I am a health economist who conducts research on the U.S. health care system. Currently, I'm an associate professor of economics at Hunter College, CUNY. I received my PhD in economics from Columbia University in 2015, followed by a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. In 2023, I became a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research Aging Program.
My research combines econometric methods with large administrative data sets to produce insights into physician decision-making, competition in health care markets (Medicaid managed care, ACA insurance, hospitals), and health disparities (among people with disabilities, and in women's health). In my research, I've used Medicare and Medicaid claims data, Vital Statistics data, inpatient and emergency department discharge data, and data on health care providers, among other sources. In the past, I've worked on projects in education economics and empirical political economy, involving an even wider array of data sources and methods. The research tab contains information about my projects in these fields, and my CV is at the bottom of this page.
At Hunter College, I teach undergraduate and Master's-level econometrics and undergraduate health economics. I also advise students who write theses on health and labor economics topics. My students have written theses on medical malpractice, Medicaid woodwork effects, private equity in health care, and physician workforce participation. My goal is to place at least one student in an economics PhD program every year because the world needs more economists :)