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Project: Creating Personalized Incentives to Drive Diabetes Patients’ Behavior

Physical exercise can product a significant health benefit for diabetics, but not all patients have the same natural inclinations for exercise. We are working to develop a heterogenous treatment model that would create individualized incentives to help diabetes patients succeed at an exercise regimen. Come have an outsized impact on this project in its early stages as we formulate initial data needs and begin sourcing additional measures with which to create our model.

Mentor: Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Associate Professor of Economics and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business

Rebecca Dizon-Ross is a development economist with an interest in human capital. Much of her current work is on the demand-side, aiming to understand the determinants of households’ investments in health and education.

Before joining Booth, Dizon-Ross was a Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics at Harvard University and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an analyst at McKinsey & Co.