INNOVATIVE THINKING
RIGOROUS APPROACHES
REAL WORLD IMPACT

 

Dr. Daniela Zapata

Dr. Daniela Zapata is a Senior Research Associate within IMPAQ's Health Division. She designs and implements impact evaluations for domestic and international projects and provides input for the calculations of shared savings of innovative payment models.

Expertise

Dr. Zapata has extensive training in applied econometrics, particularly in experimental and quasi-experimental methods and their applications to evaluation and policy analysis, both domestically and internationally. She has experience in designing and implementing all the aspects of an impact evaluation including the design, data collection, and implementation of the evaluation. In addition, Dr. Zapata’s research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Review of Economics of the Household, and World Development.

Clients

Dr. Zapata has experience working with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Zapata did a Post-Doc at the Georgia Center of Excellence for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, which is part of Georgia State University. She also worked for the Division of Gender at United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean developing quantitative indicators to track gender equality in countries across the region.

Education

Dr. Zapata earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in Economics. Prior to that, she obtained a M.Sc. in Economics from the Universidad de Chile, and a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Catolica Boliviana, 2001.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Courtemanche, C., Marton J., Ukert B,, Yelowitz A, & Zapata, D. (2017). Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 36(1), 178-210.

Zapata, D., Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, B. & Yelowitz, A. (2016, November). Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States. Presentation at the APPAM Fall Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Courtemanche, C. & Zapata, D. (2014). Universal Health Insurance and Mortality: Evidence from Massachusetts. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Ribar, D. C. & Zapata, D. (2017). Food assistance and family routines in three American cities. Review of Economics of the Household, 15:1. 223-28.

Courtemanche, C. & Zapata, D. (2014). Does universal coverage improve health? The Massachusetts experience. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(1), 36-69.