I am an Associate Professor of Medicine, a Core Faculty Member at the Centers for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Stanford Center on Longevity and Stanford Center for International Development.
My research focuses on complex policy decisions surrounding the prevention and management of increasingly common, chronic diseases and the life course impact of exposure to their risk factors. In the context of both developing and developed countries including the US, India, China, and South Africa, I have examined chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C and on risk factors including smoking, physical activity, obesity, malnutrition, and other diseases themselves. I combine simulation modeling methods and cost-effectiveness analyses with econometric approaches and behavioral economic studies to address these issues.
I graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1997, with an A.B. in the History and Literature of America. I completed his PhD in Health Policy concentrating in Decision Science at Harvard University in 2008.