Hi! I'm Justin.
I'm a PhD student in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Carol Brayne. By drawing upon epidemiology, econometrics, and applied policy analysis, I study comparative health policy, in particular, government responses of European OECD countries to macroeconomic shocks (i.e. the Great Recession) and their consequent outcomes on population health.
I completed my master's at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where I focused on health policy, health finance & management, and public health informatics. Previously, I graduated with my BA and BSc from the University of British Columbia in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada.
Before starting my PhD, I worked as a Senior Associate at Avalere Health's Reimbursement and Market Access practice where I helped Fortune 500 life science companies, patient advocates, and charitable foundations solve coverage, coding, payment, and patient access problems facing drugs, biologicals, and medical devices. In particular, I helped develop tailored product launch strategies, tactical product lifecycle management, and data analytic models to support business decisions.
In my spare time, I serve as Treasurer for the Wolfson College Students' Association, as a coxswain for the Wolfson College Boat Club, as a theatre reviewer for The Tab Cambridge, and as a researcher for Polygeia. I also enjoy modern art, European history, and independent cinema.