Hilary Wolfendale is a Ph.D. student at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
Working primarily with professors Amelia Haviland and Seth Richards-Shubik, her training is in economics and policy analysis. She uses insights from both traditional microeconomic and behavioral economic research to study health care policy problems. Specifically, her research interests include incentivizing wellness and preventative care, measuring hospital patient safety, and evaluating long-term care policies. Prior to attending Carnegie Mellon University, Hilary earned a masters degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in policy analysis. She also worked as an economist at IHS Global Insight, where she conducted forecasting and analysis of key economic indicators, specializing in consumer spending and the housing market.