Nasim Ferdows, PhD's Bio
Nasim Ferdows is a postdoctoral research associate at the USC Roybal Institute on Aging and a research fellow at the Center for Hispanic Health at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.
She is a health economist with multidisciplinary training in gerontology and health services research. With a background in mathematics and economics, she possesses a wide range of analytical skills that encompass economics theories and quasi-experimental methods to answer policy-relevant questions in healthcare system as well as conducting population-based studies. Her research resides at the intersection of economics, gerontology and health services research, the intersection of methodology and policy. In her previous works she has studies long-term determinants of health at older age, rural and urban disparities in access to care and mortality, effects of coordinated care programs and state-level healthcare policies on quality of post-acute care services and health disparities. In her current research she is investigating racial and geographical disparities in prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment in the older U.S. population.