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Risha Gidwani-Marszowski

Adjunct Associate Professor


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementPart Time
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Dr. Gidwani-Marszowski'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. Risha Gidwani-Marszowski is a health services researcher and health economist whose work focuses on the value of U.S. healthcare, defined as cost relative to health outcomes. Specifically, her research evaluates ways to increase wise stewardship of resources while improving patient outcomes, including identifying which specific services are high- and low-value.  She has been Principal Investigator on several grants aimed at studying the value of cancer care and/or end-of-life care. Dr. Gidwani-Marszowski 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. 

Prior to coming to UCLA, Dr. Gidwani-Marszowski 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).  In February 2020, she will be joining the RAND Corporation as a Senior Policy Researcher. 

Dr. Gidwani obtained her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the UCLA department of Health Services.

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