I am a health economist and an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute in the Department of Pharmacy at University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Previously I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University.
My overarching research interests are in the economic and behavioral mechanisms guiding individual decision-making in health and healthcare, for both providers and patients, and the impact of policies that leverage these mechanisms to improve patient outcomes and healthcare market efficiency. Methodologically, I am interested in innovatively applying advanced experimental and econometric methods to addressing understudied questions in health economics and policy.
My current projects study social preferences (altruism) of physicians and their relationship with patient outcomes, healthcare and financial decision-making for older adults with cognitive impairments including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and conflicts of interest in physician drug prescribing.
I have received funding support as PI from sources including the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Weill Cornell Medicine, Russell Sage Foundation, and Cornell Center for Social Sciences. My first-authored publications have appeared in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Health Economics, Demography, and JAMA Network Open.
I received a PhD in Health Economics and MA in Economics from University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in International Comparative Education from Stanford University.