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Kosali Simon

Associate Director


Simon is a healthcare economist specializing in studying the causal effects of federal and state policies related to access to care and to social and medical determinants of health using large-scale data and econometric methods.

Simon brings substantive and methods expertise to the Irsay that can contribute to more integrated and collaborative research in social science and medical sciences, including examining racial and ethnic disparities. She has led several initiatives both at IU and in the field more broadly (e.g., Steering Committee of IU’s Addictions Grand Challenge; Leadership Group of the Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative). Simon is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Non-Resident Fellow of the Urban Institute, NIH study section member, Editor of Journal of Health Economics (JHE), and co-editor of Journal of Human Resources. Four area of research are economic analysis of healthcare claims data; healthcare research; state and federal drug policy and, health, socioeconomic and labor outcomes.