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Layla Booshehri, PhD

Layla Booshehri


Assistant Research Professor

Health Systems and Sciences Research
1601 Cherry Street, Room 705

Dr Booshehri holds an MS and PhD in Applied Physics from Rice University and a BS in Physics from the University of Florida. In addition to her faculty appointment in CNHP, she is a faculty fellow in the Center for Population Health and Community Impact at Drexel University. Before joining Drexel, she worked as a Research Associate and Data Scientist in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr Booshehri is the Co-PI of the Health Economics Analytics Laboratory (HEAL) at Drexel University Lab website.

Research Interests:

Dr Booshehri uses her expertise in mathematical modeling and dynamic systems to investigate event phenomena within the health and welfare system. Her current research examines the impacts of changes in nutritional quality, health systems, and welfare programs (i.e., TANF, SNAP) on the health of vulnerable population groups. She has a particular interest in geriatrics and extended care programs.

Professional Society:

Dr Booshehri is a professional member of the American Economics Association, American Society of Health Economists, and the Population Association of America.