Current Student Interns
Kathryn Howley, Trinity ’20, is a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Economics and Global Health. Originally from the Northern Virginia area, she interned at a real estate private equity fund over the summer, where she was able to analyze a healthcare investment portfolio. As a result, she became interested in the business and economic implications of health policy. She sees the work at the Center for Research on Personalized Health Care as an intersection between her interests in economic systems and public health issues. She is particularly excited to explore how personalized healthcare can be integrated into existing models of delivery to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys running, volunteering with kids, Patriots football, and of course, Duke basketball.
Jackie Lin, Trinity ‘18, is a senior studying Biology with a minor in Economics at Duke University. She is originally from Dallas, Texas, but grew up in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Summer ‘16, Jackie spent two months in Togo evaluating the efficacy of a micro-health insurance program that subsidizes medical care in a small village, which involved both quantitative and qualitative cost-benefit analysis. From this experience, she discovered a passion for improving access to care for those in underprivileged positions – and saw opportunities to accomplish this through economic analysis and policymaking. This year, she joined the NC Medicaid Reform Advisory Team and evaluated insurance financing mechanisms and health delivery reforms at the state level that could increase the value of care. At the Center, she hopes to explore how personalized medicine can be integrated into policy and improve local delivery of care. In her spare time, she loves all forms of exercise and traveling.
Former Student Interns
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 2016, Peace, War, & Defense, Political Science