I am a health economist who conducts research on the U.S. health care system. 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. Since 2016, I have been an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Accounting at Hunter College, CUNY. In 2018-19, I visited the National Bureau of Economic Research as a Fellow in Aging & Health, and am now a Research Economist at the NBER.
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, hospitals), and health disparities (in SSI, women's health). In my research, I've used Medicare and Medicaid claims data, Vital Statistics data, patient records from state inpatient facilities and emergency departments, and data on health care providers (e.g., medical licensing data, hospital survey data), 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 (e.g., test score data, voter registration records, experimental data). 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 economics topics. My students have written theses on medical malpractice, Medicaid woodwork effects, private equity in health care, and physician workforce participation.