Dahye (Lina) Song
Lina graduated with Honors from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2010 with a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics. At Caltech, she was awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship twice to work at computational biology and quantitative chemistry labs. Through these opportunities, she discovered her interest in mathematical modeling and its application to decision-making processes. After graduation, she was selected as a Samsung Scholar to study Statistics at Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where she developed an interest in the model-based decision-making in health policy. She worked as a post-graduate research associate at AIDS Center at Yale School of Medicine, where she evaluated the cost-effectiveness of implementing HIV risk reduction interventions to injection drug users. She also participated in developing an inventory of HIV/AIDS resource allocation tools at the World Bank. She joined the decision science track of the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy in fall 2013, and continues to pursue interest in integrating mathematical modeling with economic analysis and decision making under uncertainty, with the goal of assessing the value of medical interventions.