Ph.D. Health Economics, Health Policy
University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, 2020
M.H.S. Health Systems, International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
University of Michigan, 2006
I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (2020-2022). My research focuses on health systems, health and development economics, and measurement. In particular, I measure patient, provider, and place characteristics that drive quality, inequities, and disparities in health and care delivery. Methodologically, I utilize randomization, quasi-experiments, and complex surveys, such as standardized patients, to assess the effects and implications of scaling up programs that aim to improve conditions for groups that experience socioeconomic marginalization.
I have 13+ years of experience conducting research in at-scale or multi-site economic, impact, and quality of healthcare evaluations and have worked at institutions such as the Mexico National Institute of Public Health (CIEE) and the World Bank (DECRG). My research spans evaluating private provider networks and public sector service delivery in India, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Rwanda, and China; social protection programs in Zimbabwe; COVID-19 response measures in U.S. state prisons; and equity-focused interventions in California. In previous roles, I have advised on integrating digital technologies to improve population health, domestically and internationally. This work has been sponsored by the UN Foundation, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sesame Workshop, and other agencies.