Current PhD Students

Emily Boudreau

Emily Boudreau

Year started: 2017

E-mail: emily.boudreau@yale.edu

Emily is a student in the organizational theory and management track. Before coming to Yale, she was a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and a Senior Analyst at The Advisory Board Company. She holds a BA from Cornell University.

Website: LinkedIn


Michael Cohen

Year started: 2014

E -mail: michael.s.cohen@yale.edu

Michael Cohen is a student in the economics concentration. His current work examines both the impact of market forces on post-acute and long-term care quality, as well as health care access for Medicaid enrollees. He is supported by an AHRQ training grant and is a Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies Graduate Fellow. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and an SM in Health Policy and Management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Bonnie Jin

Year started: 2014

E-mail: bonnie.jin@yale.edu

Bonnie is a PhD candidate studying organization theory and management. Her research interests include the formation and effects of new organizational partnerships in the health care industry. She received her MPH from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and her BS from Duke University.


William L Schpero

William Schpero

Year started: 2014

E-mail: william.schpero@yale.edu

William Schpero is a Ph.D. candidate in the economics concentration. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is currently a Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Aging and Health Economics. Before coming to Yale, Schpero completed a research fellowship at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, from which he received a master's degree. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

Selected Publications: 

  • Ndumele CD, Schpero WL, Schlesinger MJ, Trivedi AN. Association Between Health Plan Exit from Medicaid Managed Care and Quality of Care, 2006-2014. JAMA. 2017;317(24):2524-2531. 
  • Schpero WL, Morden NE, Sequist TD, Rosenthal MB, Gottlieb DJ, Colla CH. For Selected Services, Blacks And Hispanics More Likely To Receive Low-Value Care Than Whites. Health Affairs. 2017;36(6):1065-1069.

Becky Staiger

Year started: 2013

E-mail: rebecca.staiger@yale.edu 

Becky's research interests involve the intersection of health and behavioral economics. Her current work focuses on: 1) the effects of physician incentives on physician behavior and patient outcome, and; 2) understanding decision-making among underserved populations, with particular attention to HIV-positive individuals.

Websitehttp://campuspress.yale.edu/beckystaiger/