I am an economist and my research interests are broadly in the fields of health economics and behavioral economics.
Currently, at UnitedHealthcare I have been working on issues related to the Affordable Care Act such as the Health Insurance Exchanges, Health Saving Account and the High-Deductible Health Plan.
At the American Cancer Society, I have been working on the impacts of eating food away from home (i.e., fast-food and restaurant food) as well as sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on dietary intake and quality. I also work on the impacts of the National School Lunch program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on children and adults' dietary quality, especially among the underserved population.
I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2013, and a BS in Finance from the National Economics University in Vietnam in 2006. I currently live in San Francisco Bay Area. I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, and reading. The best way to reach me is through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Here are some news outlets that cover my work: ·
· The Telegraph “Eating in restaurants no better than fast food for health”
· Consumer Affairs “Eating out – anywhere – leads to more calories, poorer nutrition”
· CBS News – Health Day “Eating out usually means eating more”
· Bloomberg Business “Pizza’s snack appeal leads to big impact on kids’ body”
· Time “Should I eat pizza”
· Slate “What happens when kids eat pizza”
· Washington Post Wonkblog “Your kids are getting way too many calories from pizza”
· National Public Radio “Restaurant meals mean more calories and soda for kids and teens”
· US News “For kids, eating out = more calories”