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Dr. Sara Borelli

Dr. Borelli (Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago; M.Sc. Microeconomics Universite’ de Cergy Pointoise, Paris; and M.Sc. Economics CORIPE Turin, Italy) has extensive training in advanced econometrics and their applications to evaluation and policy analysis. She also has extensive experience in gathering, cleaning, and analyzing administrative, survey, and secondary data for several domestic and international research projects.  Using such data, Dr. Borelli has authored research papers in the areas of health economics and economics of the household, and recently presented some of her research at the APPAM 2011 Fall research conference, NBER and Academy Health.

While at IMPAQ, Dr. Borelli has worked on several international development and health programs projects: in the international development division, Dr. Borelli is working on the Impact and Implementation Evaluation for Colombia under contract with the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. This project is evaluating the impact and implementation of Workers’ Rights Centers in Colombia, whose overarching objectives are to raise awareness of workers’ rights and improve workers’ abilities to protect and claim their labor rights. For the Agricultural Development and Rural Land Governance projects in Burkina Faso and Senegal under contract with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Dr. Borelli is working on several impact evaluation tasks entailing the creation of survey instruments, developing experimental and quasi-experimental research designs and analyzing data. In the health division, Dr. Borelli has been working on the impact evaluation of several projects for the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services. For example, she has recently completed the Impact Evaluation of the of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program (eRx), which establish a financial incentive for eligible healthcare professionals to participate in a voluntary quality reporting program. Dr. Borelli worked on the research design, and analysis of program and claims data for the impact evaluation of the program.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Varghese, R., Borelli, S., Bollino-Doyle, C., Hoffman, V., Abolude, A., Emery, D., Talbert, K. & Butler, T. (2018, June). Evaluation of the Journey to Better Health ProgramPoster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Seattle, WA.

Cutting, L., Gulemetova, M. & Borelli, S. (2018, March). Are Programs Focused on Socioemotional Skills for Disadvantaged Youth Worth it? Impact Evaluation of the Young Potential Development Program in Ecuador. Presentation at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference (CIES), Mexico City, Mexico.

Varghese, R., Borelli, S., Doyle, C., Hoffman, V., Emery, D. Talbert, K. & Butler, T. (2017, November). Evaluation of Journey to Better Health Program. Poster at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, Atlanta, GA.