I am a health and development economist working with Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care and with Dr. Brie Williams and the Amend team in the Division of the Center for Vulnerable Populations. My research utilizes the combination of field experiments, experimental research designs, and complex survey methods, such as standardized patients, to assess the effects and (financial and non-financial) implications of scaling up health and education programs in low-resource settings and for marginalized populations. In particular, I examine drivers of access to and quality of care, which currently involves understanding the roles of resource allocation, health care disparities, patient characteristics (age, gender, marital status, wealth), and provider preferences (altruism).
I have spent 10+ years conducting research in at-scale or multi-site economic, impact, and quality of health care evaluations and have worked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with institutions such as the Mexico National Institute of Public Health and the World Bank. In previous roles, I have advised on policy and conducted research related to how integrating digital technologies can improve health initiatives, domestically and internationally. This work has been sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sesame Workshop, and other agencies.