Hi, I'm a Demography Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests are economic demography, formal demography, health economics, with a focus on mortality and inequalities.
I am currently working on my dissertation project, which analyzes the mortality effects of Chile’s 2005-2019 Explicit Health Guarantees (GES) insurance reform. GES added coverage for specific priority diagnoses that often require special care not previously insured for under the government’s universal health care policies. In this project, I estimate the effect of GES on increased care utilization and potentially reduced cause-specific mortality plausibly related to the newly covered conditions. I also investigate the extent to which GES narrowed or exacerbated socioeconomic and geographic inequalities in these outcomes.