Aparna Soni is a doctoral candidate in the Business Economics and Public Policy department at Indiana University in Bloomington. She is interested in applying economic principles and econometric analysis to the field of health policy. Aparna's current research focuses on the impacts of health insurance on individuals' access to care, health care utilization, and health behaviors. Her work has been published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, JAMA Oncology, Health Affairs, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Rural Health. Prior to joining Indiana University, Aparna worked as an economist at IHS Global Insight and as an analyst at the US International Trade Commission. She received her M.A. in economics and B.A. in economics and journalism from Boston University, where she was a recipient of the Trustee Scholarship for academic excellence. You can contact Aparna at

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