"While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection." - Amartya Sen


Describing how people, communities, and markets behave is fascinating and rewarding. Performing health technology assessment (e.g., cost-effectiveness analysis) has opened the door to explaining (and directing) how healthcare organizations should think.



Graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 1999 (Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences)

Graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in 2004 (Doctor of Pharmacy)

Completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System in 2005

Completed a Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Fellowship at Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in 2007

Started work as a Pharmacoeconomist at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System from 2007 to 2013

Graduated from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in 2013 (Master in Public Health)

Current Status

Fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Washington Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program

Pharmacy Data Program Manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Pharmacy Benefits Management, National Academic Detailing Program

Independent consultant