Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI) Faculty, Fellows and Staff

Faculty                   Fellows                                                                                       

Alison Galbraith- Associate Professor                               Saumya Chatrath

Laura Faden Garabedian- Assistant Professor                Alessandra Ferrario

Christine Lu- Associate Professor                                      Cathy (Mengyuan) Fu

Mei-Sing Ong- Assistant Professor                                    Amir Meiri

Dennis Ross-Degnan- Associate Professor

Stephen Soumerai- Professor

Natasha Stout- Assistant Professor

Anita Wagner- Associate Professor

Hefei Wen- Institute Faculty

James Frank Wharam- Associate Professor, Division Director

Hao Yu- Institute Faculty

Fang Zhang- Assistant Professor

 

Staff

Stephanie Argetsinger, MS, MPH Research Assistant

Stephanie Argetsinger is a Research Assistant in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Stephanie also graduated from Boston University with a Master of Science in Medical Sciences and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Law.

617-867-4938, stephanie_argetsinger@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Katherine Callaway, MPH SAS Programmer/Analyst

Katherine Callaway is a SAS Programmer and Analyst in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.  She works on a variety of bariatric surgery and breast cancer projects. She also contributes to data management and data cleaning for the group’s insurance claims database. Katherine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics from Boston University.

617-867-4243, katherine_callaway@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Robert LeCates, MA Research Associate

Robert LeCates is a Research Associate in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine, at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.  He has worked in the department for over 20 years, providing administrative and research support to faculty members of the Drug Policy Research Group until 2011.  Since then, he has worked as a programmer/analyst, working on state, national, and international projects, using a variety of data sources, including survey data for international projects, and claims data from Medicaid and Medicare dual enrollees, and regional and nationwide health insurers.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Houston, and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Houston.

617-867-4943, robert_lecates@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Caitlin Lupton, MSc Senior Administrative Specialist

Caitlin Lupton is a Senior Administrative Specialist in the Division of Health Insurance Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Caitlin provides administrative/research support for Associate Professor Christine Lu, Professor Stephen Soumerai, new faculty member Hao Yu, and Associate Professor and division director, James Frank Wharam. Caitlin graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Anthropology. She also has a Master of Science from the University of Kent in Conservation and Rural Development and a Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate from Harvard Extension School.

617-867-4877, caitlin_lupton@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Rachelle Rubin, BS Administrative Specialist 

Rachelle Rubin is an Administrative Specialist in the Division of Health Insurance Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She provides administrative support for Dr. Mei-Sing Ong, Dr. Dennis Ross-Degnan, Dr, Natasha Stout, Dr. Fang Zhang, and new to HPI, Dr. Hefei Wen. Rachelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Science and a minor in Public Health from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the Department of Population Medicine, she worked in early childhood education.

617-867-4932, rachelle_rubin@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Samantha Salvucci, BA Senior Administrative Specialist

Samantha is a Senior Administrative Specialist in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research and provides faculty support to Dr. Anita Wagner and Dr. Laura Garabedian. She is the administrator for the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Health Policy and Insurance Research, as well as the coordinator for the Health Policy and Insurance Research Seminar series. Samantha completed her Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame College in Business Management. Prior to her joining HPI in 2018 she was a Senior Project Manager in research for Partners Health Care. 

617-867-4881, samantha_salvucci@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Meg Scholl, BA Program Manager

Meg Scholl is the Program Manager for the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research in the Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Ms. Scholl received a BA in Health Care Administration and Communication Studies from Stonehill College in 2011. She works closely with Division Director Dr. Frank Wharam and coordinates the administrative operations of the group. Ms. Scholl manages the HPI staff and oversees the division’s financial functioning and post-award grant portfolio.

617-867-4499, meg_scholl@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Jamie Wallace, MPH Project Manager

Jamie Wallace is a Project Manager in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.  Jamie graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish and later received her Master of Public Health from Boston University.  While at Boston University she studied Health Policy and Law and Biostatistics. 

617-867-4516, jamie_wallace@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Xin Xu, MS Senior Programmer Analyst

Xin Xu is a Senior Programmer Analyst in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. He manages OPTUM claims database for the division of Health Policy and Insurance Research, and cross functional teams. Currently he is involved in evaluating the impact of various health plans for Asthma patients and families. Xin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as well as a Master of Science in Systems Science and Applied Statistics. Prior to joining the Department of Population Medicine, he worked as a biostatistician at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware.

617-867-4830, xin_xu@harvardpilgrim.org

 
Brittany Zanengo, BS Project Coordinator

Brittany Zanengo is a Project Coordinator in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She manages pre-award grant processes and IRB compliance for the division of Health Policy and Insurance Research. Brittany graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to joining the Department of Population Medicine, she worked as a lab manager at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

617-867-4519, brittany_zanengo@harvardpilgrim.org