Ph.D. Graduate Students

Beatrice Abiero

Beatrice Abiero

baa15@psu.edu

Research Interests: Health disparities among minority populations and ways to incorporate spatial data in our understanding of health disparities.

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Soyhe Baik

Sohye Baik

szb211@psu.edu

Research Interests: Health economics, health insurance, and access to healthcare.


Phylicia Bediako

Phylicia Twumwaa Bediako

pyb5129@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: Rural health, rural communities, especially ethnic/immigrant communities; global health (Ghana); Health disparities, epidemiology, sexually productive health issues and care provided for those issues.

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Neeraj Bhandari

Neeraj Bhandari

nwb5090@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: Research includes the dissemination of quality report cards in increasing awareness and use of provider information by chronically ill consumers.


Will Bleser

Will Bleser

wkb10@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: Broadly, I am interested mostly in how preventive health policy affects health outcomes. Naturally, the dual-title PhD in HPA and Demography is a good fit. Specifically, my interests lie with many vaccination topics, such as vaccine policy, mandates, and ethics.

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Angela Campbell

Angela Campbell

agc5120@psu.edu

Research Interests: Fertility issues and breast cancer.


Reni Elewonibi

Reni Elewonibi

bme5110@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: I am interested in the methods used to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate health system strengthening programs in developing countries. I am also interested in how population changes affect access to health care in that region.

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Veronica Fuentes

Veronica Fuentes

vaf5057@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: Quality of care and patient safety.


Katelyn Holmes

Katelyn Holmes

krh205@psu.edu

Research Interests: Disparities in children’s health and children’s mental health.

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Yamini Kalidini

Yamini Kalidindi

ypk100@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: Health economics and quality improvement.


Dooyoung Lim

Dooyoung Lim

dyl5159@psu.edu

Research Interests: Health insurance policies and their financial management strategies from an economic perspective.

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Chris Louis

Chris Louis

cjl247@psu.edu

Research Interests: Hospitals and health care organizations, organizational behavior, strategic management, and quality improvement.

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Jennifer O’Hora

Jennifer O’Hora

jlo5043@psu.edu

Research Interests: Quality of care.

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James Pitcavage

Jim Pitcavage

jmp415@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: Chronic care, and the impact of integrated programs.


Cory Siegrist

cns5072@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests: Use of population stratification and previous case management outcomes to identify the sickest and most able to be impacted patients.

Geoffrey Silvera

Geoffrey Silvera

Research Interests: Electronic medical records and operations management.

GeoffreySilvera@gmail.com

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Nina Verevkina

Nina Verevkina

niv101@psu.edu

Research Interests: Increasing access and decreasing the cost of healthcare; quality improvement; healthcare cost; primary prevention through community; health policy development and implementation.

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Naomi Zewde

Naomi Zewde

nbz103@psu.edu

Research Interests: Health geography and health care disparities.

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