Other offices: Research fellow, International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) Center, University of Minnesota.
Joined the Institute: 2009
Education and training: PhD, applied economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Overview/research interests: Research interests include the economics of prevention (with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity), the impact of health technologies on individual behavior, health and science policy, and the social determinants of health. Methodological expertise includes microsimulation modeling, disease risk estimation, cost-effectiveness analysis, economic policy analysis, and approaches to causal inference from observational data.
Current research activities and funding:
- Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Leif Solberg) for the Minnesota Care Coordination Effectiveness Study (MNCARES), which is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI) (IHS-2019C1-15625)
- Principal Investigator, Modeling Clinical Program for Hypertension Management
- Co-Investigator, Modeling study on the electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and tobacco control policy (R01CA263542)
- Co-Investigator, Hotspotting Cardiometabolic Disparities for Simulated Advances in Population Care (R01AG052533)
- Co-Investigator, Opioid Use Disorder Clinical Decision Support (COMPUTE 2.0) (UG1DA040316)
- Co-Investigator, A Team-Based and Technology Driven Adherence Intervention to Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes (R01HL136937)
- Co-Investigator, Optimizing the Value of Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Improving Care Delivery through Health Information Technology (PROMOTE) (R18HS025618)