Hilary Wolfendale is a Ph.D. candidate at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
Working primarily with professors Amelia Haviland and Rema Padman, Hilary's research focuses on health care program evaluation, particularly as it relates to wellness promotion. Her dissertation includes chapters on evaluating the effectiveness of Medicare’s chronic kidney disease education program, incentivizing wellness and preventative care through employer wellness plans, and measuring hospital patient safety.
Prior to attending Carnegie Mellon University, Hilary earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in policy analysis. For her master’s thesis, she consulted for the Minnesota Board on Aging on targeting their home- and community-based service offerings to the most vulnerable elders in Minnesota.
Hilary 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.