Research Programmer and Quantitative Analyst
Laura Gascue is a Research Programmer and Quantitative Analyst at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC.
Ms. Gascue holds a Master’s Degree in Statistics from U. C. Berkeley, and a Licenciatura in Economics from UDELAR. She has been a research programmer and quantitative analyst at the Schaeffer Center since 2012. Before joining the Center, Ms. Gascue worked for seven years in litigation consulting, providing support to Economic experts in class action and anti-trust cases, including pharmaceutical industry cases.
As a member of the Center’s Data Core, Ms. Gascue actively participates in research projects involving large amount of data, and provides support for students, post-docs, faculty, and other center’s collaborators. In the past, Ms. Gascue worked in the integrating clinical pharmacy care into safety net clinics project. Other recent and current projects include analysis of generic drug price increases, healthcare plans price signals, and physician and hospital pricing under Medicare Advantage plans.