CHRISTINA A. NGUYEN is a Ph.D. student in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management (TIES) group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and Presidential Fellow. She is also Senior Research Analyst in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and an elected class leader for the Harvard Alumni Association. 

Christina previously worked at the White House National Economic Council in the Obama Administration, the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Her research has appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Network Open, and Health Services Research. She has given over 20 presentations, including 14 at the annual research meetings of AcademyHealth and the Eastern Sociological Society, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Her research has included the development and application of statistical methodology for assessing quality of care and the structure of health care delivery systems in the US (low-income populations, oncology care/workforce, and academic health systems). She has developed and deployed complex multi-step statistical models and machine learning algorithms using large commercial claims, user-generated databases, quality performance data, and national survey responses in Stata, Python, and R. She also has experience in web scraping, simulation, data mining, and robotics. 

Christina is also a recipient of the Cordeiro Research Fellowship, Harvard College Research Program Grant, David Rockefeller International Experience Grant, Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Scholarship, and Center on American Political Studies Research Fellowship. She was presented the Quincy House Coat of Arms for stand-out character and leadership to the community, and led a team to the semifinals of the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition for a venture helping providers transition from paper to electronic medical records in developing countries.

Christina holds an A.B. with highest honors (and summa cum laude empirical thesis) from Harvard College, a graduate certificate in Data Science, and an honors certificate from Harvard Business School. She completed her Cordeiro Fellowship in Health Policy at the University of Cambridge.


                    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019-         Ph.D. in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

                    Harvard University
2019           Graduate Certificate in Data Science
2016           CORe Credential of Readiness for Business (Honors)
2016           A.B. in Sociology (Highest Honors), secondary in Global Health & Health Policy, and completion of pre-medical studies

                     University of Cambridge
2014           Cordeiro Fellowship in Health Policy (First-class Honors)


2016-         Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
                    Senior Research Analyst, Michael Chernew and Mary Beth Landrum

2014-15    Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Research Scholar/Research Assistant, Michèle Lamont

2014           Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Researcher, Katrina Armstrong

2013           Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Scholar, Scott Halpern and Peter Groeneveld

2012-13    National Economic Council, The White House
Intern, Director Gene Sperling, Michael Shapiro, Burden Walker, Jessica Schumer


2020          National Bureau of Economic Research Young Scholars Workshop on Economics of Artificial Intelligence

2020          Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, inducted into international honor society of science and engineering

2020-         National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2019-         MIT Sloan Doctoral Fellowship

2019-20    MIT Presidential Fellowship, selected by the MIT President and Provost to recruit the most outstanding students worldwide to pursue
                    graduate studies at the Institute

2018          Poster Walk Presentation, selected by AcademyHealth and The Commonwealth Fund as among most significant and thought-provoking at the
                    annual research meeting

2017          Harvard College Convocation Alumni Marshal, Harvard University, for committed service

2016          Highest Honors in Sociology, Harvard University, 4.0 or greater based on GPA and thesis

2016          Summa cum Laude senior thesis (rare) (advisor: Jason Beckfield), Harvard University

2015          Quincy House Coat of Arms, Harvard College, for stand-out character and leadership to community

2015          New Venture Competition Semi-finalist (Co-lead, Global E-Medical Archive), Harvard Business School

2015          Harvard College Research Program Grant, to support travel for 3 single-author presentations at annual meeting of Eastern Sociological Society

2014-15   Cordeiro Research Fellowship (clinical informatics, advisor: Warner Slack), Harvard University

2014          Elected Class Leader and Quincy House Representative, Harvard University and Harvard Alumni Association, 1 of 20 elected class leaders for over
                   1,640 students

2014          David Rockefeller International Experience Grant, Harvard University, full scholarship for study abroad at University of Cambridge, England

2013-14    Harvard College Scholarship, for academic excellence

2013          Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Scholarship, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

2012-13    Center on American Political Studies Research Fellowship, Harvard University

2011          Dr. Robert Peterson Award, Academic Decathlon, for one-of-a-kind exceptional leadership, diligence, and persistence