Amanda Kreider is a doctoral candidate in Harvard’s Health Policy PhD program, concentrating in economics. Her dissertation research examines how adverse selection affects health plan competition and coverage of specialty hospitals in Medicaid managed care. Broadly, she is interested in the economics of health insurance markets, as well as factors affecting health care coverage and access for vulnerable populations. Her secondary interests include mental health care and the relationships between incarceration, health, and health care coverage. Prior to graduate school, Amanda worked as a research associate at PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Amanda graduated summa cum laude in 2009 from the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Economics and a BA in French Language and Culture. Her undergraduate thesis won the Budd Thesis Prize for best thesis in the Economics Department Honors Program. Her work has been published in JAMA Pediatrics, Psychiatric Services, the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Epidemiology. Amanda’s doctoral work has been supported by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the GSAS Summer Predissertation Fellowship, and the NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Aging & Health Economics.