Hi, I'm Christina.

I am a third-year PhD Candidate in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management (TIES) group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where I have been recognized as an MIT Presidential Fellow and am supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and MIT Sloan Doctoral Fellowship.

My research is in the economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and science, with a focus on the public sector and health care.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Obama White House National Economic Council.

I earned my AB with highest honors, a graduate certificate in Data Science, and an honors certificate in business, all from Harvard University. I completed my Cordeiro Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.

Recent Publications (see all)


Nguyen CA, Gilstrap LG, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM, Landon BE, Landrum MB. Using Consistently Low Performance to Identify Low-Quality Physician Groups. JAMA Network Open. 2021; 4(7):e2117954.


Nguyen CA, Chernew ME, Ostrer I, Beaulieu ND. Comparison of Healthcare Delivery Systems in Low- and High-income Communities. The American Journal of Accountable Care. 2019; 7(4):11-18.



Recent Talks (see all)

Nguyen CA. Do Externally-Hired Managers Increase Innovation? Evidence from the U.S. Government.

  • Oral presentation at Economic Sociology Working Group, MIT Sloan, Virtual, November 2021.

  • Oral presentation at TIES Reading Group, MIT Sloan, Virtual, November 2021.


Nguyen CA, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM, Landon BE, Landrum MB. Can Machine Learning Reduce the Burden of Health Care Quality Measurement?

  • Oral presentation at International Conference on Health Policy Statistics, San Diego, CA, January 2020.