Primary Fields: Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization

Dissertation Title:  “Essays in the Economics of Health Care Coverage and Delivery”

Job Market Paper:  “Insurance Take-Up Among the Near-Elderly in the Age of the Affordable Care Act”

My research interests are primarily in Health Economics, particularly in the Health Policy and Health Care Sector Management, Applied Microeconomics, and Industrial Organization. Within Health Policy and Economics, I study patient and provider responses to changes in policies, care delivery methods, and technology. For example, my job market paper evaluates the effects of the ACA coverage provisions on insurance rates for the near-elderly prior to their entry to Medicare.

My path to an Economics PhD has been long and unique.  I received my undergraduate degree in engineering at Vanderbilt and went on to get my Masters in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.  Prior to returning to Vanderbilt and after a career in the high tech industry, I earned a Masters degree in Economics from Duke University.

I am sincerely grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College for their generous support and encouragement through the Health Policy Fellows Program.