Incoming PhD Cohort

CHDS welcomes Tai Dinger and Andrea Luviano to the PhD Program in Health Policy Decision Science track beginning Fall 2021.

Dinger graduated from Stanford University in 2019 with a BS in Biology and an MS in Management Science and Engineering. While at Stanford, he studied protein-folding in ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and modeled patient flow at Stanford Children’s Hospital. Before coming to Harvard, Dinger was an engineer at Epic Systems, an Electronic Health Records company, where he worked with hospitals to leverage insurance claims data for population health. Dinger hopes to build on his industry knowledge by studying the role of risk at various levels of decision making in healthcare.

Andrea Luviano was awarded her MD from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (also known as Tecnológico de Monterrey) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. After graduating, she worked as an advisor to the General Directorate and the Institutional Strategic Planning Directorate of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the largest social security organization in Latin America. There, she directed the implementation and evaluation of programs focused on improving waiting times in primary care. Luviano also worked at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where she collaborated on adapting COVID-19 and colorectal cancer models. Luviano also holds an MPH from the Harvard Chan School. Her interests include decision science methods, mathematical modeling, and programming techniques.

Learn more: Visit the Doctoral Program page on the CHDS website.
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