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Risha Gidwani

Adjunct Associate Professor

Departments

DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementPart Time
Areas of Interest: 

Dr. Gidwani's research evaluates both the costs and health outcomes associated with healthcare services. Much of her work focuses on cancer care and end-of-life care. She is particularly interested in evaluating patient financial burden as a result of exposure to medical treatment. She has methods expertise in: causal inference from observational data; cost-effectiveness analysis; and measuring quality of care.

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.

Education: 
DrPH, Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA