PhD Candidate, Department of Economics
Ari Bronsoler is a PhD candidate in economics at MIT whose research focuses on health care access in the developing world. His aim is to demonstrate that efficient reallocation of existing resources and improved organization in developing countries may dramatically improve the quality of health care services. Bronsoler’s interest in health economics started with his work at IMSS, Mexico’s largest public health care provider with over 60 million beneficiaries, where he incorporated big data analysis into diabetes testing decision making. His undergraduate thesis shows that by using a data-driven decision-making process, IMSS could diagnose twice as many people with diabetes without additional spending. Bronsoler’s PhD thesis work at MIT, where he is a Mexico Fund Fellow, focuses on the role that the private health care market can play in treating people with diabetes and how easy-to access technology, such as mobile phone apps, can break information barriers with patient populations, ultimately leading to better care. Bronsoler earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and applied mathematics and a master’s degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Ari Bronsoler is speaking at MIT Better World (Health) on February 18, 2021.