Priyanka Anand, PhD


Dr. Priyanka Anand is an associate professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. As a health economist, her research area is the social safety net and social insurance programs, with a particular focus on disability policy and paid leave. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and Health Services Research. Before joining George Mason, Dr. Anand was a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research.


Research Interests

  • Disability Policy
  • Paid leave
  • Social safety net
  • Social insurance programs

Select Publications

A list of publications is available at Dr. Anand’s website.

  • Anand, P., and Gicheva, D. “The Effects of Access to Medicaid on the Employment and Academic Progress of College Students.” (Forthcoming) American Journal of Health Economics.
  • Anand, P., Dague, L., and Wagner, K. “The Role of Paid Family Leave in Spousal Labor Supply Responses to a Disability or Health Shock.” (2022). Journal of Health Economics. Volume 83. Available as NBER Working Paper No. 28808.
  • Anand, P., Hoffman, D., Jones, J., and Lukashanets, S., “Labor Supply Response to Overpayment Notices: Evidence from Social Security Disability Insurance.” (2022). Contemporary Economic Policy. Volume 40, Issue 2, pp. 304-322.
  • Anand, P., Schimmel Hyde, J., Colby, M., and O’Leary, P. “The Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansions on Applications to Federal Disability Programs.” (2019). Forum for Health Economics and Policy. Volume 21, Issue 2.
  • Anand, P., Kranker, K., and Chen, A.Y. “Estimating the Hospital Costs of Inpatient Harms.” (2019). Health Services Research. Volume 54, Issue 1, pp. 86-96.
  • Anand, P. “Health Insurance Costs and Employee Compensation: Evidence from the National Compensation Survey.” (2017). Health Economics, Volume 26, Issue 12, pp. 1601-1616.
  • Anand, P., and Ben-Shalom, Y. “How do Working-Age People with Disabilities Spend Their Time? New Evidence from the American Time Use Survey.” (2014). Demography, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp. 1977-1998.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • American Economic Association


  • PhD, Economics, Yale University
  • MPhil, Economics, Yale University
  • MA, Economics, Yale University
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, University of California at Berkeley