Nathaniel Breg is a postdoctoral fellow at the Veterans Health Administration of Palo Alto in its Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) and a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Health Policy at Stanford. His research into health care provision intersects with questions in labor economics and industrial organization. His current work focuses on provider use of new medical technologies, and he is more broadly interested in provider incentives, medical labor markets, and the effects of the health care industry on local economies and local health. He has a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in public policy and management with an applied economics concentration and a BA from Tufts University in economics and history. Before his graduate studies, he worked as an analyst at RTI International on health policy evaluation and implementation for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.