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Postdoctoral Scholar, Health Policy
BioNate Breg is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Department of Health Policy and at the Palo Alto Veterans Health Administration. He earned his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University and his BA at Tufts University.
His interest in health care providers intersects with questions from labor economics and industrial organization. Nate's current research investigates how providers respond to incentives, how they decide to adopt new technology, and how health care services affect local economies and local health. He is a 2020-2021 recipient of the Fellowship in Digital Health from CMU's Center for Machine Learning and Health.
He previously worked at RTI International on evaluations of government health care initiatives, prospective payment systems, and health care delivery quality measures, employing econometrics and other quantitative methods. His clients included the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).
Research interests: health economics, labor economics, industrial organization, public economics, productivity, reimbursement and regulation, imperfect competition, organizational economics