Hi, I'm Christina.

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, labor, and organizational economics.

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, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

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. I received my SM from MIT.

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.