Amanda Kowalski, the Gail Wilensky Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Department of Economics, is a health economist who specializes in bringing together theoretical models and econometric techniques to answer questions that inform current debates in health policy. Professor Kowalski’s recent research advances methods to analyze experiments and clinical trials with the goal of designing policies to target insurance expansions and medical treatments to individuals who will benefit from them the most. Professor Kowalski is the 2019 recipient of the ASHEcon Medal, given to “an economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics.” Professor Kowalski is a Research Associate at the NBER. She holds a PhD in economics from MIT and an AB in economics from Harvard. Previously, she was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale Department of Economics. Before joining Yale, she held a post-doctoral fellowship in Health and Aging at the NBER. Her interest in health policy has led her to spend two years in Washington, DC, one as a research assistant in health and labor at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and another as the Okun Model Fellow at the Brookings Institution.