I am a health economist, and my primary research interests are health economics, public health policy, and the economics of risky behaviors. My primary research interests are in empirical health economics and public health policy analysis. I am also interested in applied microeconomics. My research addresses issues in empirical health economics and public health policy. My work applies state-of-the-art econometric methods to test hypotheses from classical and behavioral economics in the context of health-related decision-making. Recent projects have focused on the impact of health reform and market structures on both patient and physician behavior. I joined the George Washington University (GWU) community in 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow and became an assistant research professor in 2016. I joined the Milken Institute School of Public Health in 2019 as an assistant professor. The preponderance of my effort as a postdoctoral scholar and much of my effort on the faculty has addressed an NHLBI-funded study of the joint effect of malpractice and financial incentives on cardiac testing. The NHLBI-funded project has led to multiple publications in major journals (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, JAMA Cardiology, JAMA Internal Medicine, and JAMA Open), and I expect work in progress will lead to further strong publications. This project has also resulted in a major federal grant that investigates the impact of hospita-cardiologists integration on patients' outcomes and cost.
I have long standing interest in immunization policy. In the past few years, I have conducted research on HPV vaccination policies, and childhood immunization exemption policies. I am also working on projects how we can persuade racial and ethnic minority adults to get vaccinated. These populations are more reluctant than their White counterparts to get vaccinated, yet bear the burden of vaccine preventable disease disproportionately.