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Mr. Vincent Chan

Mr. Vincent Chan is a Senior Research Analyst in the IMPAQ Health Division under the Health Insurance Access & Value Based Care practice area. He manages data collection procedures and leads several data processing and analytical tasks for large-scale impact evaluations. He has substantial experience with statistical software packages, including R, SPSS, SAS, and STATA, and specializes in handling large-scale data files.

Expertise

Mr. Chan has been involved in supporting the development of a web-based, out-of-pocket cost estimation tool for the New York State Health Foundation for ten specialty medical conditions. This includes creating the underlying data table by compiling, merging, and analyzing two plan years’ worth of cost sharing and benefits data, as well as commercial claims for medical scenarios developed by medical and pharmaceutical experts. Mr. Chan is also currently a sub-task lead under the CCIIO Marketplace Operations Support: Plan Finder Data Audit for Healthcare.gov. He manages data collection and analyses evaluating the completeness of plan data reported to Plan Finder (www.healthcare.gov) by private insurance carriers. In other projects, Mr. Chan is responsible for generating data tables and output for reporting, extracting and shaping data from public and administrative databases, creating documentation for dissemination to end-data users, developing tracking tools for smooth data collection of evaluation and survey data, and supporting impact and survey analyses.

Education

Mr. Chan holds B.A. degrees in statistics and economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a certified SAS Certified Base Programmer.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Abe, Y. & Weinstock, P. (2015, April). Exploring How Methodological Decisions Affect the Variability of Schools Identified as Beating the Odds. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Chan, V. (2017, September). Building Macros for Quick Survey Scoring. Presentation at the Western Users of SAS Software Conference, Long Beach, CA

Shirley, B., Chan, V., Abdurazak, T., Tettey, F., Fish, T., Van Dyke, K. & Nakahata, P. (2018, June). The Effects of Actuarial Value Threshold Changes on Plan Benefit Design and Cost-Sharing for Vulnerable Individuals in New York. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Seattle, WA.

Previous Publications

Chan, V (2010). Work Hours and Obesity: Evidence from California and the Nation (Honors Thesis). University of California, Berkeley Economics Department.