Christine Buttorff

Christine Buttorff
Associate Policy Researcher; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Education

Ph.D. in health economics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.S. in political science, Santa Clara University

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Overview

Christine Buttorff is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. Her primary research interest is health insurance benefit design.

Buttorff has worked on projects assessing specialty drug coverage, opioids in workers' compensation, Medicare payment innovations, Medicare benefit redesign and insurance benefit design in the new Marketplaces. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods for the evaluation of policy interventions.

Prior to her dissertation work, Buttorff was a political reporter for a member station of National Public Radio where she covered government and politics, as well as health care policy at the state and local levels. Buttorff received her B.S. in political science and B.A. in Italian studies from Santa Clara University and her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

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