Team directory

Team directory

ISPS Dahl Scholar 2021 - 2022

Kevin Xiao, Dahl Scholar, 2021 - 2022

As a Dahl Scholar, Kevin Xiao works with Assistant Professor of Political Science Christina Kinane on a project developing a theory of political appointments during presidential transitions. Kevin is studying Political Science and is in the Yale class of 2023. He is also president of the Yale Undergraduate Moot Court team. He is interested in executive branch politics, especially its effects upon bureaucratic organization and state capacity.

Prof. Reza Yaesoubi, Yale Public Health

Reza Yaesoubi, Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

Dr. Reza Yaesoubi’s research focuses on medical decision making and model-based evaluation of health policies. His work incorporates mathematical and computer simulation models, statistical methods, and optimization techniques to guide resource allocation and decision making in public health and health delivery systems. He has applied these methods in conducting cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening strategies, estimating societal willingness-to-pay for health, and characterizing performance-based payment systems for preventive care systems.
Graduate Policy Fellow 2021

Sam Zacher,

Sam Zacher is a 3rd-year political science PhD student studying American political economy, the influence of organized groups, and climate politics. Outside of school, he engages in local political organizing, co-edits The Trouble magazine, and enjoys playing basketball. 

Asst. Prof Emma Zang

Emma Zang, Assistant Professor of Sociology and East Asian Studies

Emma Zang’s research interests lie at the intersection of health and aging, marriage and family, and inequality. Her work aims to improve the understanding of 1) how early-life conditions affect later-life health outcomes; 2) social stratification and health; 3) spillover effects within the household exploiting policy changes.

ISPS Director's Fellow, 2021

Elizabeth Zietz, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2021

Elizabeth Zietz is a junior majoring in Statistics and Data Science. She has conducted research on housing policy for the National Homelessness Law Center and edited scholarship on misinformation as a fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project. On campus, Elizabeth is an editor of the Yale Review of International Studies, Co-President of the Yale Undergraduate Piano Collective, and former Executive Director of YHack, Yale’s annual hackathon.