2017 Summer Fellows Program

Mathematica Welcomes Five to 2017 Summer Fellows Program
The Mathematica Summer Fellowship Program continues to attract top Ph.D. candidates from around the nation. Designed for doctoral students nearing the completion of their degrees and with research interests aligned with our focus areas, the program enables the selected fellows to spend 12 weeks in Mathematica offices to work on their own projects with designated mentors. This year, we welcome five fellows who will conduct research in the Health, Human Services, and International Business Units:
Wendy Castillo
Wendy Castillo
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Human Services Fellow
Fellowship location: Princeton office
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Mentors: Cheri Vogel and Tim Kautz
Wendy is a Ph.D. candidate in education policy at the University of Pennsylvania. She expects to receive her degree in 2019. The title of Wendy’s current project is “The Role of Reading Motivation in Determining Reading Achievement.”
Engy Ziedan
Engy Ziedan
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Health Fellow
Fellowship location: Chicago office
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Mentors: Andrea Wysocki and Jonah Deutsch
Engy is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She expects to receive her degree in 2018. Engy’s current project is titled “The Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program: A Regression Kink Analysis.”
Sarika Gupta Ringwala
Sarika Gupta Ringwala
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International Fellow
Fellowship location: Cambridge office
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Mentors: Amanda Beatty and Swetha Sridharan
Sarika is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at Harvard University. She expects to receive her degree in 2018. Sarika’s current project examines which barriers, informational and institutional, prevent eligible citizens from taking up social welfare schemes, such as the widow pension scheme in Delhi
Damali Wilson
Damali Wilson
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Health Fellow
Fellowship location: DC office
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Mentors: Alyssa Crawford and Geraldine Haile
Damali is a Ph.D. candidate in nursing at Johns Hopkins University. She expects to receive her degree in 2018. Damali’s current project is titled “Intergenerational Attachment, Executive Function, and the Development of Young Children of Teenage Mothers.”
Yi Zhong
Yi Zhong
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Health Fellow
Fellowship location: DC office
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Mentors: Matt Kehn and Genna Cohen
Yi is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She expects to receive her degree in 2018. Yi’s current project examines health anxiety and the utilization of diagnostic testing.
Congratulations to our 2017 summer fellows, and welcome to Mathematica.