Christina A. Nguyen

I am a 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. I have also been serving as a class leader for the Harvard Alumni Association since 2014.

My research interests are in innovation management, organizational economics, and strategy.

Prior to starting my PhD, I was Senior Research Analyst in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, where I studied health care delivery systems for low-income and cancer populations and developed statistical and machine learning methods for quality measurement. Previously, I worked at the Obama White House National Economic Council, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

I earned my AB with highest honors in sociology and a secondary field in global health and health policy, a graduate certificate in data science, and an honors certificate in business, all from Harvard University. I completed my Cordeiro Fellowship in health policy at the University of Cambridge. I received my SM in management research from MIT.

Recent Talks (see all)

Nguyen CA. The Value Added of Innovation Managers: Evidence from the National Institutes of Health.

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

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

Recent Publications (see all)

Nguyen CA, Beaulieu ND, Wright AA, Cutler DM, Keating NL, Landrum MB. Organization of Cancer Specialists in US Physician Practices and Health Systems. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2023; 41(26): 4226-4235.

Felber S, Meire C, Nadadur G, Nguyen CA, Higuchi A, Jayanti A. Tech Hub Competition and Federal R&D Funding. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. June 2022.

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.