Rebecca’s work focuses on improving access to high-quality maternal health care in the United States. She has developed and implemented novel claims-based measures of prenatal care quality to understand variation in routine care provided during pregnancy. She studies the role of safety net health care providers and social services in improving access to high quality prenatal care, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and a nurse home visiting program. In other work, she has studied how to leverage price and quality information to enable patients to make more informed decisions on where to seek care.
Her graduate work has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a Merit/Graduate Society Term-time Research Fellowship from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has published in JAMA Network Open, Health Affairs, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Birth, and The American Journal of Managed Care, among others. Rebecca completed her Master of Science in Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2016. Before coming to Harvard, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C (now part of Mathematica Policy Research). She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College.