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 at UCSF for the 2020-2022 academic years. My research focuses on health systems, health and development economics, and measurement. In particular, I examine patient, provider, and place characteristics that drive quality of care and care disparities. Methodologically, I utilize randomization, quasi-experiments, and complex surveys, such as simulated standardized patients, to assess the effects and implications of scaling up health programs in low-resource settings and for marginalized populations.
I have 13+ years of experience conducting research in at-scale or multi-site economic, impact, and quality of healthcare evaluations and have worked with institutions such as the Mexico National Institute of Public Health and the World Bank. My research spans evaluating private provider networks and public sector service delivery in urban India, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and Rwanda; social protection programs in Zimbabwe; COVID-19 response measures in U.S. state prisons; and health equity 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 United Nations Foundation, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sesame Workshop, and other agencies.