Rebecca Gourevitch
Health Policy PhD Student, Harvard University

Rebecca is a first year doctoral student in health policy at Harvard University, concentrating in evaluative science & statistics.

Current Interests

Rebecca’s primary research interests are in health care consumerism, including the impacts of health care quality and price information on patient choice. She is particularly interested in the application of these questions to women’s decisions on where to receive maternity care. Rebecca’s research also explores how ongoing changes to the structure of public insurance programs affect access to high quality care for low-income populations. She is interested in quasi-experimental methods for comparing the structure of these programs and other health care policies across states.


Rebecca completed her Master of Science in Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2016. During her time as a Master’s student, she held an internship at Massachusetts’s health insurance exchange, the Health Connector. Before coming to Harvard, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Studying Health System Change (now part of Mathematica Policy Research) in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College.  Previously, she was a research assistant for Dr. Ateev Mehrotra in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.


Peer-Reviewed Journals

Gourevitch R, Desai S, Hicks AL, Hatfield LA, Chernew ME, Mehrotra A. “Who Uses a Price Transparency Tool? Implications for Increasing Consumer Engagement.” Inquiry. In press.

Semigran HL, Gourevitch R, Sinaiko AD, Cowling D, Mehrotra A. “Patients Views on Price Shopping and Price Transparency.” Am J Manag Care. In press.

Gourevitch R, Mehrotra A, Galvin G, Karp M, Plough A, Shah N. “How Do Pregnant Women Use Quality Measures When Choosing their Obstetric Provider?” Birth. 2017:1-8.

Carrell DS, Schoen RE, Leffler DA, Morris M, Rose S, Baer A, Crockett SD, Gourevitch R, Dean KM, Mehrotra, A. “Challenges in Adapting Existing Clinical Natural Language Processing Systems to Multiple, Diverse Health Care Settings. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017, online ahead of print.

Sommers BD, Gourevitch R, Maylone B, Blendon RJ, Epstein AM. (2016). “Insurance Churning Rates for Low-Income Adults Under Health Reform: Lower Than Expected but Still Harmful for Many.” Health Affairs. 35(10): 1816-1824.

O’Malley AS, Draper K, Gourevitch R, Cross DA, Scholle SH. (2015). “Electronic Health Records and Support for Primary Care Teamwork” J Am Med Inform Assoc. 22(2):426-34.

O’Malley AS, Gourevitch R, Draper K, Bond A, Tirodkar MA. (2015). “Overcoming Challenges to Teamwork in Patient- Centered Medical Homes: A Qualitative Study” J Gen Intern Med. 30(2):182-192.

Selected Policy Briefs

Gourevitch R, Sommers BD. “Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky: Early Successes, Future Uncertainty.” To the Point, The Commonwealth Fund. July 2016.

Felland LE, Carrier E, Gourevitch R. “Health Plans Prepare for Pent-Up Demand Under Medicaid Expansion.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issue Brief, November 2014.

Tu HT, Gourevitch R. “Moving Markets: Lessons from New Hampshire’s Health Care Price Transparency Experiment.” California Health Care Foundation & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 2014.

Lechner AE, Gourevitch R, Ginsburg PB. “The Potential of Reference Pricing to Generate Health Care Savings: Lessons from a California Pioneer.” HSC Research Brief No. 30. Washington, DC: Center for Studying Health System Change, December 2013.