Job Market Candidates

Noah Hammarlund, PhD, MS

Noah Hammarlund, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute. He completed his PhD in Policy at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University where he focused his study on health economics, health policy, statistics, and machine learning. At CHOICE, his research merges the innovations of machine learning and applied health economics to investigate the role of social factors in health disparities and fairness concerns in the application of machine learning to make clinical decisions. His job market paper uses machine learning and statistical decomposition frameworks to find that racial treatment disparities in resource intensive cardiac and cancer care are driven by social equity factors associated with patient race rather than differences in patient health. Noah also completed a National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at UW. He has taught several courses including health economics and statistics. Noah is looking for a position as a new assistant professor at an academic institution.

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Tricia Rodriguez, PhD, MPH

Tricia recently completed her PhD at CHOICE and is currently a research scientist in the department. Her dissertation research focused on the value of machine learning (ML)-based risk prediction for clinical decision-making, including the development of a novel risk prediction model in cystic fibrosis using ML and the simulation of its use in real-world clinical practice. Her research interests center on the novel use of real-world data to understand and inform clinical care. She has experience with machine learning, predictive modeling and evaluation, microsimulation, missing data methods for EHR data, survival modeling, and economic evaluation. During her time at UW, she has worked with the World Health Organization, Washington Research Foundation, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and I-TECH. Prior to graduate school, she worked with health plans as a management consultant. She also holds an MPH from the University of Washington and a BS in economics from DePaul University.

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