Welcome to HCP!

Harry Mintz

Harry Mintz is joining the Department of Health Care Policy as a Research Assistant, and will be working with Michael Chernew on a wide variety of projects.  Harry is a recent graduate of the Tufts University Master of Public Health program, where he concentrated in Health Systems and Policy. 

Lucas Cusimano

Lucas Cusimano graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in math, economics, and statistics. After working in economics consulting for a year, he joined Dr. Nicole Maestas's team at HCP as a research assistant on projects related to opioids and SSDI. 

Aaron Haefner

Aaron Haefner is joining Tim Layton's team as a Research Assistant to support his work on Medicaid and Medicare programs with a focus on low-income and disabled individuals. He is coming to the department from Harvard Law School where he also worked as an RA. 

Victor Puac-Polanco

Victor Puac-Polanco is a Guatemalan physician and doctor of public health. Victor will be working as a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald C. Kessler on the translational implications of the detection and treatment of behavioral health problems in low- and middle-income countries.

Hannah Ziobrowski

Hannah Ziobrowski is joining the Department of Health Care Policy as a Research Associate, where she will be working with Dr. Ronald Kessler on suicide research. She graduated this spring with her PhD in Epidemiology from Brown University.


Ivanna & her fiance Antar


Surprise! While at her birthday dinner, Ivanna Pena’s
boyfriend Antar popped the question!
Congratulations, Ivanna and Antar!


lunch meeting

Nancy Sampson, Sam Sutherland, Masha Petukhova, and Silva Antressian catching up over lunch.


Kim with his sister Ultrasound photos

Kim McDougall is going to be an uncle- his sister is expecting, and it's a girl!


Zirui at coffee talk

Zirui Song checking in at Coffee Talk.


Debby Collins, a former HCP staff assistant, was a great violist. Her sister compiled some of her work on a YouTube page.

The first video is a setting of a poem she wrote on her last trip to Sicily, when she knew she may only have a short time to live. In addition, there is a recording of a choral work our father wrote and dedicated to Debby entitled "Answering the Call of Vaughan Williams." 

Silva's desk

Silva Antressian's work from home space is just as chic as she is!


Haiden & Tim

Haiden Huskamp was named the Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Care Policy & Tim Layton has been named the 30th Anniversary Associate Professor of Health Care Policy. 


Jose Zubizarreta received the Cochran Award from Observational Studies.


Zirui Song received the 2020 Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine.


Sherri Rose was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.


Pictures from the first HCP virtual coffee talk!



Bapu Jena checking in at coffee talk from a COVID floor at MGH.


Zirui as a cheesehead

Zirui showing some love for the Packers in coffee talk. 


Tom birthday

Earlier this year, Joseph Newhouse and Richard Frank joined Tom
McGuire in Puerto Rico to celebrate Tom’s landmark birthday with friends and family!

Landon Quirk with flowers

A friend of Sarah Chambers usually donates unsold Trader Joe’s flowers to hospice centers. When the centers had to close to
visitors and deliveries,Sarah and her son Landon left flowers for
all the neighbors on the street.


admin meeting

HCP admins meet to check in and try out zoom backgrounds


Sam's boyfriend Jonny at work

Sam Sutherland’s boyfriend Jonny staying safe at work
at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, where he is a nurse.


Trevor grad announcement

Daryl Caudry's son graduated from George Washington University! Daryl was able to watch him graduate through a virtual commencement. Congratulations, Trevor!