Erin L. Duffy

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.P.H. in biostatistics and epidemiology, Boston University; B.A. in religion, Wellesley College


Erin Duffy is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She holds an M.P.H. from Boston University with concentrations in biostatistics and epidemiology, and a B.A. in religion from Wellesley College. As a principal statistician in the Department of Medicine Statistics Core at the University of California, Los Angeles, she contributed to study design, data management, and statistical analysis for numerous observational studies and clinical trials. Previously, she worked as a clinical aide in an outpatient rehabilitation setting and as a patient navigator and case manager for refugees and asylum-seekers in Massachusetts. As an undergraduate, she was a fellow at the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs and studied global health in Switzerland, Tanzania, and Vietnam. Her research interests include domestic and international public health and health services.


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    Can a Continuous Coverage Requirement Produce a Healthy Insurance Market?

    A continuous coverage requirement is intended to discourage individuals from waiting until they become sick to purchase insurance. Such a requirement works well in theory to maintain a healthy marketplace, but there is little evidence on how well it might work in practice.

    Jan 4, 2017 The Hill