PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G5, Methods for Policy Research)
Anna Zink graduated from Carleton College in 2011 with a BA in mathematics. After graduating, she worked as a data analyst at Acumen, LLC. where, among a small team of analysts, she partnered with the Department of Justice on cases of Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and helped develop fraud surveillance methods. Before joining the program, Anna worked at athenahealth, a health care IT software and services company, where she studied trends in utilization and spending in the ambulatory space after coverage expansion under the ACA. Anna is interested in the intersection of methods across disciplines and currently pursuing a secondary field in Computational Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on algorithmic fairness in risk adjustment for health plan payment. Anna’s studies in the PhD program are supported by the National Science Foundation GRFP.