Dr. Gidwani is a health economist whose research evaluates both the costs and health outcomes associated with healthcare services. Her work focuses on the impact of benefit design on quality of care and patient financial burden. She has been Principal Investigator on several grants aimed at studying the value of cancer care and/or end-of-life care. Dr. Gidwani uses a variety of methods to study the costs and outcomes associated with health service utilization, including techniques for causal inference from observational data and decision analysis. Dr. Gidwani is also a Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA.
Prior to coming to UCLA, Dr. Gidwani was a Consulting Assistant Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, a Health Economist with the VA Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) and a Core Investigator at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i).
Dr. Gidwani obtained her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the UCLA department of Health Services in 2009.