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Graduate Fellows

2022–23

Graduate Fellow 2022-2023 - Aaron Berman Profile Photo
Aaron Berman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aaron Berman is studying factors that influence the take-up of health care, particularly vaccines, in developed and developing countries.

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Travis Donahoe, Harvard University

Travis Donahoe’s research examines social and economic determinants of mortality, with an emphasis on harmful substance-related deaths in the United States.

Post-Doctoral Fellow 2022-2023 - Geoffrey Kocks Profile Photo
Geoffrey Kocks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Geoffrey Kocks is focusing on the impact of various policy interventions on educational and racial disparities in health outcomes.

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Chika O. Okafor, Harvard University

Chika Okafor is studying health disparities arising from the criminal justice system and from climate change.

Graduate Fellow 2022-2023 - Anna Russo Profile Photo
Anna Russo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anna Russo is investigating the efficiency and distributional consequences of capacity constraints and rationing in health care.

Graduate Fellow 2022-2023 - Ilana Salant Profile Photo
Ilana Salant, Harvard University

Ilana Salant is studying the industrial organization of healthcare providers, including effects of private equity on hospital markets and effects of vertical integration between providers and insurers.

Myles Wagner
Myles Wagner, Harvard University

Myles Wagner is researching selection and policy design in health insurance markets.

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Matthew Zahn, Johns Hopkins University

Matthew Zahn is examining how competition between payers and providers in healthcare markets affects health outcomes.

2021-2022

Kevin Connolly
Kevin Connolly, Harvard University

Kevin Connolly investigates the causal effects of increased access to college on long-term life outcomes, particularly health outcomes such as longevity.

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Aileen Devlin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aileen Devlin studies determinants of health care, looking at both how provider availability and insurance (Medicare) reimbursement policy shapes care utilization.

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Travis Donahoe, Harvard University

Travis Donahoe examines determinants of rising drug overdose deaths in the US and the impacts of interventions which aim to reduce drug overdose deaths.

Pragya Kakani
Pragya Kakani, Harvard University

Pragya Kakani is interested in the economics of provider organizations, technology adoption, and the intersection of these topics in the U.S.

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Chika O. Okafor, Harvard University

Chika Okafor studies health disparities arising from the criminal justice system and from climate change.

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Sarah Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sarah Robinson focuses on public economics and health economics, particularly health insurance.

Anna Russo
Anna Russo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anna Russo studies the determinants and effects of access to health care.

Anthony Yu
Anthony Yu, Harvard University

Anthony Yu studies the impact of government regulation on the market structure and responses of incumbent healthcare providers.

2020-2021 

Angie Acquatella
Angie Acquatella, Harvard University

Angie Acquatella studies the effects of financial incentives on health care providers, focusing on their implications for the efficiency of health care delivery, as well as the design of health care policy.

Kevin Connolly
Kevin Connolly, Harvard University

Kevin Connolly investigates the causal effects of increased access to college on long-term life outcomes, particularly health outcomes such as longevity.

Pragya Kakani
Pragya Kakani, Harvard University

Pragya Kakani is interested in the economics of provider organizations, technology adoption, and the intersection of these topics in the U.S.

Amanda Kreider
Amanda Kreider, Harvard University

Amanda Kreider research interests are in the economics of health insurance markets, Medicaid, mental health care, long-term care, and safety net policies.

Grace McCormack
Grace McCormack, Harvard University

Grace McCormack main research interest is on the impact of various regulations in public insurance markets including public health exchanges and Medicaid.

Carolyn Stein
Carolyn Stein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carolyn Stein researchers topics at the intersection of labor economics and the economics of science and innovation.

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Diana Sverdlin Lisker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Anthony Yu, Harvard University

Anthony Yu research lies at the intersection of industrial organization, public economics, and health economics.