Doctoral Student, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Education

BA, Dartmouth College (2000); MS, Columbia University School of Journalism (2004)

Research Interests

Price variation within markets; price transparency; health insurance benefit design.

Current Research

I am interested in price dispersion, particularly within markets, and whether that dispersion can be leveraged to lower health services costs for some individuals, or lower overall spending levels. I am also interested in the effects of price transparency on service prices and consumer information levels.

I have recently worked on a white paper that analyzed the marriage of price transparency initiatives with incentives through innovative insurance benefit designs. I have also done recent research on value-based insurance design.

Experience

  • –present
    Doctoral student, School of Public Health , University of Michigan