Christine Buttorff, Ph.D., is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her primary research interests are in health insurance benefit design and prescription drugs. Buttorff has worked on projects assessing specialty drug coverage, opioids in workers’ compensation, Medicare payment innovations, Medicare benefit redesign, and insurance benefit design in the new marketplaces. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods for the evaluation of policy interventions. Buttorff received her B.S. in political science and B.A. in Italian studies from Santa Clara University and her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management.