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Sungchul Park (2013)

Sungchul Park (2013)

Sungchul earned his bachelor's degree in both economics and financial engineering from Korea University (South Korea) in 2010, and MPH degree from Kyoto University (Japan) in 2013. With an Area of Emphasis in Health Economics, his research has focused on payment systems, risk-adjustment and risk selection in health insurance markets, cost analysis, machine learning, and big data analytics. He is currently working with Dr. Anirban Basu on his dissertation: "Theoretical and empirical analysis of Medicare Managed Cares' response to risk adjustment". As a Research Assistant under Drs. Anirban Basu and Norma Coe at the University of Washington, he was responsible for performing statistical analyses to estimate the effects of cochlear implants on cost savings in Medicaid from 1999 to 2009. Furthermore, he has conducted research of developing health care expenditures prediction models in Medicare Advantage to accurately predict the costs of favorable selection from Medicare fee-for-services to Medicare Advantage programs. Currently, under Dr. Donald L Chi, he has performed a wide range of research on dental care in Medicaid. His work has been published in the Handbook of Health Services Research, International Journal of Cardiology, Health Policy, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Sungchul was an RA with Dr. Anirban Basu for 2013-2015, and is working as an RA with Dr. Donald Chi for 2015-2016.