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Erica Hemphill

Erica Hemphill

Erica Hemphill
Erica Hemphill graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest distinction from the University of Virginia in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law and Economics, and a minor in Biology. Her senior thesis explored the applicability of a consumer choice framework to an elderly population in the context of the Medicare Part D benefit. At Virginia, Erica was an Echols Scholar and a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the International Relations Organization, and the Global Public Health Society, as well as a volunteer with Virginia Migrant Education. Erica also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Steven Rhoads, contributing to his book on sex differences and their political implications. During the spring of her junior year, Erica interned at the National Benefit Fund of Service Employees International Union, Local 1199, learning about health insurance provision and cost-savings initiatives at the organization. In the fall of her senior year, she traveled to Mexico as a Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholar to study the country’s language and culture. Erica entered the Harvard Ph.D. Program in Health Policy in fall of 2006; she received a traineeship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She will also participate in a concurrent degree program with Yale Law School to receive her J.D. in 2011. Concentration: Ethics. Contact: hemphill@fas.harvard.edu