I study how health policy affects the lives of individuals and families.
My research seeks to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy with a focus on the outcomes that patients care about most: access to care, out-of-pocket costs, quality, and health outcomes.
Much of my work focuses specifically on how policy impacts reproductive-age women, children, and families.
All of my training has been interdisciplinary and as a result, my work draws on methods and theories from a variety of disciplines, including health services research, statistics, epidemiology, political science, economics, and medicine. I received my Ph.D. in Health Policy (Evaluative Science and Statistics concentration) from Harvard University. I also hold a M.Sc. in Population and Public Health (Health Services & Systems specialization) from the University of British Columbia and a B.H.Sc (Honours) from McMaster University. My training was supported by a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, CIHR Doctoral Award for Foreign Study, and CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master's Award).
During my Ph.D., I worked as a health policy intern at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL North America) on randomized control trials of interventions with the potential to reduce poverty and improve the U.S. health care delivery system. I was also a member of the Health Policy Data Science Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., I worked as a health policy researcher at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research in Vancouver, BC., and as a policy analyst intern in the Office of Pharmaceutical Management Strategies at Health Canada in Ottawa, ON.