Andrea is a systems public health scientist interested in understanding how biological and social mechanisms converge to affect health outcomes in specific populations, and health outcomes disparities across populations. At the Health Lab, she is bringing together datasets from across social and health sectors to evaluate interventions that probe the relationship between social mechanisms and health.
Andrea previously worked in Population Health Management at Partners Healthcare of MA, on evaluation of clinically innovative programs that improved care and lowered costs in high-risk patient populations, at the Harvard Prevention Research Center providing parameterization and explanation for a model simulating long-term cost-effectiveness of nutrition tax and incentive interventions, and at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, using statistical modeling approaches to identify a molecular mechanism by which some cancer cells may be sensitized to or evade death following treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs. She holds a BA from The University of Chicago in Biology, a PhD from MIT in Biological Engineering, and an MPH from Harvard in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
In her free time, Andrea loves being outdoors, especially by water or in the woods, growing things to eat, long bike rides and cycle-touring.