Former Post-Doctoral Fellows
Étienne Gaudette, Ph.D.
Dr. Étienne Gaudette joined the Schaeffer Center as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in 2013. He graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 2013.
Gaudette's research focuses on health economics, economics of aging, microsimulation methods and applied macroeconomics. His dissertation uses theory and computational methods to study the demand for care and predict policy outcomes in public healthcare systems in the United States. His research at the Schaeffer Center uses simulation approaches to study the health and economic impact of health policy and medical innovation.
Upon completing his fellowship, Gaudette joined the Schaeffer Center faculty as an Assistant Research Professor
in the USC School of Pharmacy.
Erin Trish, Ph.D.
Dr. Erin Trish accepted a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2013 with the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California and the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California Los Angeles. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health in 2013 with a doctorate in Health Policy and Economics. She also holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and worked as a research assistant in a stem cell research lab at Harvard University prior to starting graduate school.
Her research focuses on private health insurance markets in the US, including how the Affordable Care Act may affect how these markets function. Her dissertation work focused on the offsetting effects of the level of competition among insurers on health insurance premiums and on how insurance market regulations affect employers’ decisions about the health benefits they offer. Additionally, she has worked on several other research projects related to the ACA including simulations of the population expected to obtain coverage through the exchanges as well as the risk adjustment programs included in the law.
Upon completing her fellowship, Trish joined the Schaeffer Center faculty as an Assistant Research Professor
in the USC Price School of Public Policy.