Kevin Erickson received a B.A. in economics from Amherst College. After working for 2 years in macroeconomics and healthcare policy he went to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University and is currently a Nephrology fellow at Stanford University. His research interests include studying how economic incentives affect care of people with kidney disease and studying the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic and treatment strategies in nephrology.