Rebecca Gourevitch
Health Policy PhD Student, Harvard University

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

Current Interests

Rebecca’s primary research interests include maternal health and health care consumerism. She is particularly interested in how health care delivery systems can be optimized to generate improvements in maternal morbidity and mortality, and to reduce racial disparities in these outcomes. Her work also explores how to use information about variation in price and quality of maternal health care to enable patients to make more informed decisions on when and where to seek care.  She is interested in diverse methodologies for causal inference and improving communication about research findings.


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.

Selected Publications

Gourevitch RA, Chien AT, Shah N, Rosenthal MB, Sinaiko AD. “Use of a Price Transparency Tool for Selecting an Obstetric Hospital.” In progress.

Gourevitch RA, Mehrotra A, Galvin G, Plough AC, Shah NT. “A randomized control trial of a hospital cesarean rate comparison tool impacts perceptions but not where women choose to deliver.” Am J Manag Care. In press.

Gourevitch RA, Rose S, Crockett SD, Morris M, Carrell DS, Greer JB, Pai RK, Schoen RE, Mehrotra A. (2018). “Variation in Pathologist Classification of Colorectal Adenomas and Serrated Polyps.” Am J Gastroenterol. 113(3):431-439.

Gourevitch RA, Desai S, Hicks AL, Hatfield LA, Chernew ME, Mehrotra A. (2017). “Who Uses a Price Transparency Tool? Implications for Increasing Consumer Engagement.” INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. 54:1-5.

Gourevitch RA, Mehrotra A, Galvin G, Karp M, Plough A, Shah N. (2017). “How Do Pregnant Women Use Quality Measures When Choosing their Obstetric Provider?” Birth. 44(2):120-127.

Semigran HL, Gourevitch R, Sinaiko AD, Cowling D, Mehrotra A. (2017). “Patients Views on Price Shopping and Price Transparency.” Am J Manag Care. 23(6):e186-192.

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.