Sarah A. Nowak

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Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Co-Director, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. and M.S. in biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in physics, MIT


Sarah Nowak is a physical scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Nowak specializes in mathematical modeling and her research interests include using microsimulation modeling to forecast the impact of health care reform, studying organizations and resource management in the Air Force, and applying network analysis methodology to health care and Air Force policy questions. Nowak received a Ph.D. in biomathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor's degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Pardee RAND Graduate School Courses


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    Modifying the ACA's Family Subsidy Rules to Help Ensure Affordability

    The ACA encourages workers to retain employer coverage by restricting their eligibility for marketplace subsidies. Modifying the policy could help 700,000 people gain coverage and lower spending for 1.6 million who are insured but face high health care costs under current ACA policy.

    Jan 12, 2016 The Commonwealth Fund Blog