Sungchul Park (2013)
Sungchul received 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, and disability as well as employment policies. He is currently working with Dr. Anirban Basu on his dissertation: risk-adjustment and service-level selection in Medicare Advantage. For the past three years, Sungchul has worked as a Research Assistant at the Kyoto University School of Public Health. Sungchul has also worked a government translator, translating documents from Japanese to Korean. As a Research Assistant under Drs. Anirban Basu and Norma Coe at the University of Washington, he is 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. Sungchul is an RA with Dr. Anirban Basu for 2013-2015.