Sayeh Nikpay, Ph.D., M.P.H.
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. My research explores health policy issues related to the health care safety-net such as the impact of Medicaid expansions on low-income populations and the hospitals that serve them, and the targeting of hospital safety-net subsidies such as the Disproportionate Share Hospital and 340B drug discount programs. My goal is to use the best econometric techniques available to provide evidence that can inform ongoing debates over expansion or reform of the health care safety-net. I enjoy working with policymakers at both the state and Federal levels and was a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in 2010-2011.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2014 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and a visit scholar at the University of California Berkeley in 2014-15.