Mimi Shen

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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B.A. in economics, Carleton College; M.S. in health policy, Johns Hopkins University


Mimi Shen is an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. health care system and its role in the lives of vulnerable populations. At RAND, her research includes assessing the impact of the Affordable Care Act on veterans and other groups, developing programmatic alternatives for key health care legislation, and evaluating the influence of confidentiality standards in mental health care within a compex environment.

Prior to RAND, Shen worked at Intermountain Healthcare as a statistical outcomes analyst, leading research and reporting on the delivery system's mental and behavioral health programs. Previously, Shen worked for The Lewin Group as a staff researcher, where she supported studies for federal and state government entities on health care quality measurement, the impact of Medicaid expansion and other health reform initiatives, alternative health care financing and delivery models, and health care workforce modeling. She holds a M.S. in health policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in economics from Carleton College.