I am an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an economist at the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where I lead the data analytics team and specialize in quasi-experimental designs and econometric methods for causal inference. I received a PhD in economics in 2020 and a BA in economics and mathematics in 2015.
While I work on a variety of healthcare delivery research projects, my primary research interests are improving access to outpatient care and reducing barriers to safe transitions between inpatient and outpatient settings, especially for behavioral health and perinatal patients. I am particularly interested in the initiation of substance use disorder treatment during the perinatal period. My research has been featured in National Geographic, NPR, Forbes, Freakonomics Radio, and other outlets.
I am also a Volunteer Case Reviewer for the Department of Children & Families (DCF) Foster Care Review Unit, which helps plan for the future of children placed in foster care and group homes in Massachusetts and connects them with services in our community.