Alyssa M Bilinski
MS Candidate in Statistics
Alyssa Bilinski is a PhD Candidate in Health Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with a concentration in Evaluative Science and Statistics. Her research interests include methods for non-experimental causal inference, incorporating cost-effectiveness and affordability into health care decision-making, and identifying early warning signals to inform time-sensitive policy interventions. In the COVID-19 pandemic, she has worked with policymakers and researchers on projects including: short-term hospital forecasts during spring 2020; modeling to inform contact tracing, school re-opening, and surveillance; and quantification of excess mortality.
Alyssa graduated summa cum laude from Yale College with a BA in Political Science and received an MS in Medical Statistics with Distinction from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Marshall Scholar. Prior to Harvard, she worked at Partners In Health and the Yale Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and analysis. Outside of research, she enjoys powerlifting and long aimless Saturday walks.