Eric Seiber

Eric Seiber, PhD
Director of the Center for HOPES
Phone: 614-247-4471
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Eric Seiber is Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies.  He joined the College of Public Health in 2007 and is currently a professor in the division of Health Services Management and Policy. Dr. Seiber is an expert in the areas of health economics and health policy. He specializes in health care financing, especially for vulnerable populations, public and private insurance markets, and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Dr. Seiber received his PhD in economics from Tulane University, specializing in the fields of health, development, and econometrics. He has extensive experience working internationally, including a Fulbright Fellowship in Bogotá, Columbia in 2014. Dr. Seiber has published his work in a range of journals, including Health Affairs, Health Services Research, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, and Social Science and Medicine.  His research sponsors and collaborators include the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, state Medicaid agencies, and governments and non-governmental organizations in Latin America.


Kristin Harlow

Kristin Harlow, PhD, JD, MSW
Associate Director
Phone: 614-292-5461
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Kristin serves as the Associate Director for the Center for HOPES. In addition to supporting Center research, Kristin serves as the Ohio Project Director for the HEALing Communities Study. She brings expertise in project management, data analytics, and applied policy research to the HOPES team. Kristin previously worked as a research associate at CHRR at Ohio State, focusing on workforce development and education research, while completing her PhD in public policy and management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Prior to that, Kristin worked as a health care attorney in private practice. In addition to her PhD, Kristin holds a BA in psychology from Oberlin College, an MSW from UNC School of Social Work, and a JD from the Moritz College of Law.


Lisa A. Frazier, PhD, MPH
Research Scholar
Phone: 614-688-2073
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Lisa serves as a Research Scholar and policy analyst for the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. She also manages strategic communications for the Center, including our website, social media, and other digital content and communications. She brings expertise in public administration, applied policy research, computational social science, and public health to the HOPES team. Prior to joining the Center, Lisa worked as an assistant professor of political science at Miami University and as a research and policy analyst at the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. She holds a BA in Anthropology & Political Ecology from Mount Holyoke College, and an MPH in Epidemiology and PhD in Public Policy & Management from The Ohio State University.


Saira Nawaz

Saira Nawaz, PhD, MPH
Research Evaluator
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Saira serves as a Research Evaluator for the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. She provides methodological support in claims research, evaluation, and cost analysis for center-specific projects. Saira previously worked as a biostatistician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and as an evaluation specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. She holds a BS in biochemistry from McMaster University, an MPH in outcomes research from Columbia University, and a PhD in health services research from Dartmouth College.


Wilson FigueroaWilson Figueroa, PhD
Research Scholar
Phone: 614-292-2583
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Wilson serves as a Research Scholar at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. He brings expertise in health psychology, social science research design, and data analytics to the HOPES team. Wilson previously worked as a research associate at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Medicine and Department of Extension in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State. He holds a BA in psychology and social behavior from UC Irvine, and an MS in Experimental Psychology and PhD in Experimental Health Psychology from Ohio University.


Anne Trinh, MPH
Community Engagement Specialist
Phone: 614-292-4323
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Anne serves as a Community Engagement Specialist for the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. She also is Senior Program Manager for the university’s Addiction Innovation Fund. Before joining the College of Public Health, she served as the maternal and child health epidemiologist and program specialist for Columbus Public Health. During her seven years with the city, she performed outbreak investigations and developed and led community coalitions to work with diverse partners to reduce Franklin County’s infant mortality rate. From 2008-2010, she lived on a reservation and worked with Tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan as a chronic disease epidemiologist. Anne holds a BS in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego and a MPH in Epidemiology from San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health.


Francis Anagbonu, MS
Research Associate
Phone: 614-688-0103
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Francis serves as a Research Associate and data analyst for the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. He brings expertise in healthcare, applied policy research, and data analytics to the HOPES team. Prior to joining the Center, Francis worked as a healthcare specialist for the United States Army providing limited primary and emergency care for the COVID 19 response team and as a venture analyst at Ohio University. He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from University of Cape Coast and an MS in Mathematics and Economics from Ohio University.


Barbara Wohlever

Barbara Wohlever
Program Coordinator
Phone: 614-292-2503
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Barb serves as the Program Coordinator supporting both the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) and the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. She assists with the coordination of center projects, budgets, contract processing, event registration, service promotion communications, and reimbursement request processing. Barb previously worked as the business manager for the Statistical Consulting Service within the department of Statistics. Prior to coming onboard with Ohio State in 2013, Barb taught accounting courses and worked as an administrative manager in local CPA firms. She holds a BS in Business Education from Bowling Green State University.