Maria Polyakova

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Maria Polyakova, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Health Policy

Encina Commons,
615 Crothers Way Room 182,
Stanford, California 94305-6006

(650) 498-7528 (voice)


Maria Polyakova, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research investigates questions surrounding the role of government in the design and financing of health insurance systems. She is especially interested in the relationships between public policies and individuals’ decision-making in health care and health insurance, as well as in the risk protection and re-distributive aspects of health insurance systems. She received a BA degree in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.