Richard M. Scheffler, PhD [View CV]
Richard M. Scheffler is a 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 Public Policy, and Associate Director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. His research areas include healthcare market concentration, health insurance markets (rate review regulation, risk adjustment and reinsurance), health reform (accountable care organizations), health workforce (pay for performance and task shifting), and mental health services (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Brent’s doctorate is in public policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School and his MBA is from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Daniel Arnold, PhD – Research Director [View CV]
Daniel Arnold is the Research Director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare. He conducts research in the fields of health economics, industrial organization, and behavioral economics. His current research focuses on the impact of market concentration on hospital and physician prices, plan choice in the ACA Exchanges, and the drivers and consequences of anxiety disorder among Millennials. Dr. Arnold obtained his doctorate in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Grayson Dimick – Program Manager
Grayson Dimick is the program manager for the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare. Prior to this position, she worked as a research assistant with the Center for two years. Grayson graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Berkeley in Spring 2017 with a double major in Political Science and History and a minor in Public Policy from the Goldman School. She previously worked Greenacre Homes and School, a mental health nonprofit that provides residential treatment and special education to boys and young men in the foster care system. Most recently, she served as the organization’s Accreditation Manager, helping them navigate changes in California legislation on mental health and foster care. Her research interests lie at the intersection of health policy and politics, particularly on issues related to access to care, women’s health, mental health, and social services programs.
Jason Tilipman – Data Consultant [View CV]
Jason Tilipman is a data consultant at the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare. He received a Master of Public Policy degree at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley in Spring 2017. 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.
Hilary Imai – Graduate Student Researcher [View CV]
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.
Donald Hoang – Graduate Student Researcher [View CV]
Donald Hoang is a graduate student researcher with the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and a dual degree MBA/MPH candidate at the Haas School of Business and Berkeley School of Public Health. Before joining Berkeley, Donald advised biopharma clients at C1 Consulting, a strategy and analytics consulting firm for the life sciences. Previously, he was a health economics and outcomes researcher in cardiac electrophysiology at the VA Palo Alto Health System. Donald also served as the Board Co-Chair of San Francisco Adult Day Services Network, a nonprofit dedicated to improving access to healthcare for 2,000 elderly adults. As a graduate student researcher, he is excited to draw upon his undergraduate studies in econometrics within the International Relations department at Stanford University.
Jessie Harney – Graduate Student Researcher [View CV]
Jessie Harney is a Graduate Student Researcher and Master of Public Policy candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Truman State University and a Master of Science in Biostatistics from Washington University in St. Louis. Before coming to Berkeley, she spent two years as a Research Statistician performing program evaluations for clients and conducting product research at a corporate wellness company. Jessie’s research interests revolve around increasing access to quality medical and mental health services for sexual assault victims, specifically focusing on individuals who are incarcerated.
Hinnaneh Qazi – Graduate Student Researcher [View CV]
Hinnaneh Qazi is currently a Master of Public Policy candidate at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP). Her policy focus includes issues of racial, economic, political, and health equity in U.S. urban communities. She currently serves as a Graduate Student Researcher for the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans (BIFYA), researching policy issues that impact young adults and future generations of Americans. During her time at GSPP, she has also served as an Equity Analysis Consultant for the San Francisco Planning Department and as an Oakland Urban Leaders Fellow, analyzing housing and educational policy problems to advance greater equity in the Bay Area. Prior to graduate school Hinnaneh spent three years working for California Common Cause, one of the state’s leading good government and voting rights organizations. Hinnaneh holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA.
Niki Vora – Graduate Student Researcher [View CV]
Niki Vora is a dual degree MD/MS candidate at the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program and a graduate student researcher at the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare. Her research interests include healthcare delivery systems for resource-scarce settings, access to health services and disparities in health status. Niki is also conducting research with the UCSF Department of Dermatology on AI technologies and teledermatology as well as with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on assessing patient quality of life to guide treatment options. Before joining the Joint Medical Program, Niki researched developing therapies for X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy in the Hacia Laboratory at the USC Keck School of Medicine and worked as a HIV Testing Counselor in Los Angeles. She has previously worked as a calculus instructor for the South Central Scholars and served as a Physics Supplemental Instructor at the University of Southern California. Niki holds a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and disease prevention from USC.
Raj Aurora – Undergraduate Research Assistant [View CV]