Catherine Ishitani

Research Assistant, USC Schaeffer Center

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Catherine Ishitani's Bio

Catherine Ishitani was a Research Assistant for the USC Schaeffer Center. Before joining the Schaeffer Center, she worked as a healthcare investment banking associate at Deutsche Bank and research fellow at the Mayo Clinic. She earned her BA in Economics at Princeton University and will start a PhD in Health Policy and Management in fall 2019.

Recent Work

  • Hospital System Participation and Hospital Spending

    Schaeffer Center researchers found that most hospital systems span across markets and states with higher system participation were more likely to have below median per capita hospital spending. Their work suggests that researchers and policymakers should consider hospital system membership separately from market concentration.

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