Our PhD Students

More than 40 students are currently enrolled in the HSRP&A PhD program, including those in the market for employment.

Current Job Candidates

Student Area of Emphasis Research Interests Advisor(s)
Priyanka Desai Health Policy Shared Decision-making, Patient Engagement, and Systematic Review Methodology Donna McAlpine, PhD; Mary Butler, PhD, MBA
Colleen Longacre Clinical Outcomes Research Global Health, Health Care Access and Quality, Outcomes Research Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH
Xuanzi (Shirley) Qin Health Economics Pharmaceutical Policy, Cancer Care, Medicare Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH; Peter Huckfeldt, PhD
Laura Barrie Smith Health Economics Health care workforce, Primary Care Services Delivery, Provider Behavior, Medicare & Medicaid Payment Policy Ezra Golberstein, PhD
Viengneesee (Vee) Thao Decision Science Economic Evaluation, Decision Analysis, Cost-Effective Analysis, Clinical Outcomes Karen Kuntz, ScD; Eva Enns, PhD
Zhiyou (Austin) Yang Health Economics Aging, long-term care, Medicaid managed care, Medicare payment policy, health and healthcare disparities Peter Huckfeldt, PhD

Current PhD Students

Student Area of Emphasis
Abdi, Hamdi Health Policy
Akosionu, Odichinma Health Economics
Bhattacharya, Manami Sociology of Health and Illness
Boese, Tyler Rodney Health Economics
Chang, Jessica Health Economics
Chantarat, Tongtan Decision Science
Everhart, Alexander Oljace Health Economics
Frenier, Christopher David Health Economics
Higuera, Lucas Health Economics
Huang, Tsan-Yao Health Economics
Interrante, Julia Dawn Health Policy
Kao, Szu-Yu (Zoe) Health Decision Science
Karbeah, J`Mag Sociology of Health and Illness
Kenyon, Cynthia Lyle Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
Knowlton, Greg Decision Science
Kristensen Cabrera, Alexandria Clinical Outcomes Research
Leininger, Brent Decision Science
Levin, Zachary Ian Health Economics
Mcguire, Cydney M Health Policy
Mentzer, Kari McClure Health Policy
Munger, Meghan E Clinical Outcomes Research
Ng, Weiwen Clinical Outcomes Research
Nickel, Amanda Jo Clinical Outcomes Research
Pando, Cynthia Sociology of Health and Illness
Sarkin, Courtney Sociology of Health and Illness
Saunders, Jennifer Beth Health Policy
Stabler, Henry Clinical Outcome Research
Swanson, Kristi Marie Clinical Outcomes Research
Tait, Margaret Health Policy
Togun, Adeniyi Tolulope Clinical Outcomes Research
Weaver, Lesley Anne Health Policy
Weissblum, Lianna Health Policy
Wheatley, Margo Marie Health Decision Sciences
Wherry, Kael Health Decision Sciences
Williamson, Ian Othar Health Economics
Zhou, Jiani Health Economics

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