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 and Dr. Andres Roman-Urrestarazu. By drawing upon epidemiology, econometrics, and comparative policy analysis, I examine various measures of health equity among highly developed countries to characterize the ways in which the global financial crisis has prompted changes to health such as substance abuse and unmet need for psychiatric services.
I completed my master's degree at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University where I focused on health policy, health finance & management, and public health informatics. Before that, I graduated with my BA and BSc from the University of British Columbia in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada, where I studied English literature and cell biology & genetics.
Before starting my PhD, I worked as a Senior Associate at Avalere Health's Reimbursement and Market Access practice where I helped multinational 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 insights, and data analytic models to support business decisions.