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With the goal of informing policy to improve health, Rebecca Myerson’s research aims to quantify the impacts of policies on incidence and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Her health economics research assesses whether informing patients about their health biomarkers and health insurance options closes gaps in uptake of needed care. Specific projects have analyzed trans fat restrictions, screening interventions, assistance programs for health insurance enrollment and Medicaid eligibility expansions. Her research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and featured in outlets such as The New York Times, the Washington Post and NBC Nightly News. In 2018, Myerson’s research was selected to receive the ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research.
She holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago with a concentration in applied econometrics, as well as a master in public health from the University of Washington and a bachelor's in psychology from Harvard. Prior to graduate school, Myerson worked at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and conducted research in China as a Fulbright scholar.