Richard M. Scheffler, PhD [View CV]
Richard M. Scheffler is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds the Chair in Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California. Dr. Scheffler is director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research. He has been a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, Charles University in Prague, at the Department of Economics at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and at Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Dr. Scheffler has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, and the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the WHO, and the OECD. Professor Scheffler has been a Fulbright Scholar at Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, and at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He was also awarded the Chair of Excellence Award at the Carlos III University of Madrid in 2013. In 2015 Dr. Scheffler was awarded the Gold Medal for Charles University in Prague for his longstanding and continued support of international scientific and educational collaboration.
School of Public Health, Berkeley
Berkeley Forum on Improving California’s Healthcare Delivery System
Health Care Financing and Organization, RWJF
Health Policy and Management, SPH, Berkeley
Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley
Chair of Excellence Award, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Brent D. Fulton, PhD, MBA – Associate Director [View CV]
Brent D. Fulton, Ph.D., MBA, is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Associate Director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare and the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research, both located in the School of Public Health. His research areas include health reform (accountable care organizations), health insurance markets (rate review regulation, risk adjustment and reinsurance), the health workforce (task shifting and pay for performance in the U.S. and globally), cost analyses, mental health (attention-deficit/
Kati Phillips – Program Manager and Administrative Officer
Kati N. Phillips is the program manager for the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Petris team, Kati studied health sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she graduated from a five-year program with her BS in health sciences and minor degrees in psychology and biology in May, 2013. During her time in school in Boston, Kati worked at Tufts Medical Center in the pathology labs where she gained clinical laboratory scientist experience. She also worked as a research assistant in a mobile health lab on projects testing mobile health technology geared toward fighting obesity and tracking asthma attacks in vulnerable youth. Kati has had her Health Education Specialist Certification (CHES) since November 2013. She was just awarded the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Achievement Award for staff in June, 2015 and will be graduating from the masters of public health program in health policy and management at UC Berkeley this spring 2017.
Matthew Valeta – Graduate Student Researcher
Matthew Valeta is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy and a graduate student researcher for the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Matthew began to work on health care policy as a political science major at Colorado College. After graduating in 2012, he joined the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI), a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit membership organization working to get all Coloradans affordable, high-quality and equitable health care. At CCHI, Matthew’s work focused on establishing Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, monitoring and lobbying health care legislation, and advocating for lower health insurance premiums for individuals and small businesses.
Hilary Imai – Graduate Student Researcher
Hilary Imai is a graduate student researcher with the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Health candidate focusing on health policy and management with an additional concentration on global health. She is joining from Health Advances, a management consulting firm dedicated to healthcare, where she focused on business development. Hilary is interested in global health innovation and improving health systems to broaden and increase quality healthcare services for lower and middle class populations. Prior to graduate school, she received her bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College where she studied Spanish and Chemistry.
Daniel Arnold – Graduate Student Researcher
Daniel Arnold is a graduate student researcher at the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He conducts research in the fields of health economics and industrial organization. His current research focuses are the Affordable Care Act exchanges and medical provider prices. Prior to graduate school, Daniel received a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Cornell University.
Jason Tilipman – Graduate Student Researcher
Jason Tilipman is a second-year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy and a Graduate Student Researcher for the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Jason was an Economics major at Rutgers University, and after graduating in 2013 began working in health policy research at Stanford University. There, he worked as a research assistant under two health economists examining issues related to access to care and insurance financing. Jason is interested in improving healthcare access and quality for lower and middle income populations.
Grayson Dimick – Undergraduate Research Assistant
Grayson is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, studying political science and history, with a minor in public policy from the Goldman School. Prior to joining the Petris Center, her interest in healthcare policy was sparked by the five years she spent working for Greenacre Homes and School, a mental health nonprofit that provides residential treatment and special education to boys and young men in Sebastopol, California.