Lucy Chen

Lucy Chen

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G4, Management)

Lucy Chen is an MD-PhD candidate in Health Policy at Harvard/MIT. Lucy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Life Sciences & Management Program, with a BS in Economics from Wharton (concentrating in Healthcare Management & Policy and Operations, Information, and Decisions) and a BA in Biology. At Penn, she worked at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, studying the behavioral economics of end-of-life care. She also was a life sciences consultant at the Wharton Small Business Development Center and a healthcare investment banking summer analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Lucy completed two years of medical school, including clinical rotations, before starting her PhD. Her research interests are in physician behavior, physician quality, U.S. healthcare delivery system and payment reform, Medicaid and access to care for low-income populations, and women’s health. Her work has been published in Health Affairs and the American Journal of Public Health. For summer 2021, Lucy is interning at the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation’s Office of Health Policy in the Division of Health Care Access and Coverage.

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