Laura Gascue

Claims Analytics Lead, USC Schaeffer Center

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Laura Gascue is the claims analytics lead in the data core at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics.

She holds a master’s degree in statistics from University of California, Berkeley, and a licenciatura in economics from Universidad de la República (UDELAR) in Uruguay. Before joining the USC Schaeffer Center in 2012, Gascue worked for seven years in litigation consulting, where she provided support to economic experts in class-action and anti-trust cases, including pharmaceutical industry cases.

As a member of the USC Schaeffer Center’s data core, she actively participates in research projects and provides data analysis and programming support for students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and center collaborators. She has been involved in research evaluating changes in medical costs and health outcomes resulting from changes in healthcare policies. In the past she collaborated with researches analyzing the effect of integrating clinical pharmacy care into safety-net clinics, as well as projects assessing various aspects of pharmaceutical drug pricing, including the pharmaceutical distribution chain. Currently, Gascue is working on analyzing market effects after the introduction of biosimilar drugs. She is also the statistical lead for the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count led by the LA Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).

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