Preethi Rao, Ph.D., is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research focus is on topics related to health policy and health economics. Her recent work has involved using RAND’s COMPARE microsimulation model to understand the effects of changes to the Affordable Care Act’s provisions on insurance coverage, costs, and spending. Her other work includes research on provider payment and reimbursement issues in Medicaid and Medicare She earned her Ph.D. in health economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation