Undergraduate Research Assistants

The Schroeder Center hires a number of undergraduate research assistants each year. Some students have worked as research assistants to individual faculty members, while other students have worked on teams that contribute to Center-initiated contract work.

2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Assistants

Leonymae Aumentado, Economics (2015)
Research Assistant to:  Professor John Parman, Economics
Project:  Segregation, access to health care and racial disparities in health

Taylor Feenstra, Public Policy/Psychology (2014)
Research Assistant to:  Professor Jaime Settle, Government
Project:  Examination of the microfoundations of public opinion on the health care reform effort resulting in the Affordable Care Act

Michael Gropper, Finance (2014)
Research Assistant to:  Professor Daifeng He, Economics
Project:  Impact of the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) on individuals’ insurance take-up and health outcome

Thomas Sanders, Government (2014)
Research Assistant to:  Professor Tracy Johnson-Hall, Mason School of Business
Project:  Study of the effect of agency inspections and compliance findings on recalls of food regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

John Snouffer, Public Policy (2015)
Research Assistant to:  Professor Tracy Johnson-Hall, Mason School of Business
Project:  Study of the effect of agency inspections and compliance findings on recalls of food regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

2012-2013 Undergraduate Research Assistants

Ryan Buckland, Public Policy (2013); Research Assistant to Professor Daifeng He, Economics

Taylor Feenstra, Public Policy/Psychology (2014); Research Assistant to Professor Jaime Settle, Government

Megan Fitzpatrick, Psychology (2013); Research Assistant to Professor Danielle Dallaire

Michael Gropper, Finance (2014); Research Assistant to Professor Daifeng He, Economics

Maryam Kanna, Economics (2014); Research Assistant to Professor Nick Sanders, Economics

Emily Mahoney, Kinesiology and Health Sciences (2015); Research Assistant to Professor Scott Ickes, Kinesiology and Health Sciences and Brad Parks, Executive Director AidData

Gabe Manion, Public Policy (2014); Research Assistant to Professor Jaime Settle, Government

Thomas Sanders, Government (2014); Research Assistant to Professor Tracy Johnson-Hall, Mason School of Business

Christiana Sherman, International Development (2014); Research Assistant to Professor David Aday, Sociology

Jyness Williams, Kinesiology and Health Sciences (2014); Research Assistant to Professor Chon Abraham, Business

 

Summer 2012 Student Researcher

Joel White, Schroeder Center Research Fellow; Public Policy/Theatre (2013)
Faculty Mentor: Professor Jennifer Mellor, Economics
Project: Enhancing health in the Historic Triangle

 

2011-2012 Undergraduate Research Assistants

Jordan Albright, Biology/Environmental Science (2013); Research Assistant to Professsor John Parman, Economics

Rebecca Barber, Public Policy (2015); Research Assistant to Professor Jennifer Mellor, Economics

Ryan Buckland, Public Policy (2013); Research Assistant to Professor Christine Jensen, Public Policy

Paul Burgess, International Relations/Economics (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Chon Abraham, Business

Catherine Cognetti, Government/Economics (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Chon Abraham, Business

Amy Filipek, Economics/Mathematics (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Daifeng He, Economics

Charles Nagel, Mathematics (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Patricia Roberts, Law

Jane Ryngaert, Economics/English (2013); Research Assistant to Professor Melissa McInerney, Economics

Amalhyn Shek, Public Health (2013); Research Assistant to Professor David Aday, Sociology and American Studies

Mariel Tavakoli, Public Policy (2013); Research Assistant to Professor John Parman, Economics

 

Summer 2011 Student Researchers

Robin Downing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Assistant; Economics (2012)
Faculty Mentor: Professor Daifeng He, Economics
Project: The effect of Medicare OPPS on hospital volume

Amy Filipek, Schroeder Research Fellow; Economics/Math (2012)
Faculty Mentor:  Professor Daifeng He, Economics
Project: Healthcare utilization patterns during economic recession

Dan Robinson, Schroeder/Chappell Research Fellow; Neuroscience/Economics (2012)
Faculty Mentor:  Professor Jennifer Mellor, Economics
Project: Physician-hospital integration and quality of care 
 

2010-2011 Undergraduate Research Assistants

 Lauren Campbell, Government (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Stacey Pelika, Government

 Lara Converse, Economics (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Chon Abraham, Mason School of Business

 Katherine Eklund, Public Policy (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Christopher Howard, Government

 Amy Filipek, Economics/Math (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Daifeng He, Economics

 Margaret Fletcher, Economics (2012); Research Assistant to Professor Melissa McInerney, Economics

 Kate Frazer, Psychology (2012); Research Assistant to Dr. Christine Jensen, Public Policy

 Emily Grimes, Public Policy (2011); Research Assistant on the School Health Initiative Program Evaluation contract

 Ashley Ingram, Sociology (2011); Research Assistant to Professor Melissa McInerney, Economics

 Soyoung Hwang, International Studies (2011); Research Assistant to Professor David Aday, Sociology

 Travis Triggs, Economics (2013); Research Assistant on the School Health Initiative Program Evaluation contract

 

Summer 2010 Student Researchers

Ashley Ingram, Schroeder Research Fellow; Sociology (2011)
Faculty Mentor: Professor Melissa McInerney, Economics
Project: The effects of recession on Medicare beneficiaries

Eytan Jankowitz, Schroeder Research Fellow; Economics (2011)
Faculty Mentor: Professor Daifeng He, Economics
Project: Changes in healthcare utilization due to Medicare OPPS 

 

2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Assistants

 Thomas Arnold, Economics (2011); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Susie Brock, Economics (2011); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Alison Cano, Psychology (2011); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Thomas Chappell, Government (2011); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Lara Converse, Economics (2011); Research Assistant to Professor Chon Abraham, Mason School of Business

 Brian Fries, Education (2011); Research Assistant to Professor Christopher Howard, Government

 Adam Goodreau, Biology (2011); Research Assistant to Professor Melissa McInerney, Economics

 Emily Grimes, Public Policy (2011); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Mark Johnson, Government (2010); Research Assistant to Professor Christopher Howard, Government

 Karen Morrison, Process Management (2013); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Kathryn Stuart, Economics (2011); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Travis Triggs, Economics (2013); Research Assistant on the Wellness Integration Program Evaluation contract

 Molly Wilcox, Economics (2010); Research Assistant to Professor Daifeng He, Economics