Clara Soh on Creating Social Impact in a Health Economist Career

In Chapter 5 of 20 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, health economist Clara Soh answers "What Makes Your Work Meaningful?" As a health economist working on health care policy issues, Soh finds meaning working to solve problems caused by an aging baby boomer population and rising lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Her work focuses on finding innovative ways to pay for health care advances and also ways to change consumer behaviors to live healthier. Her work with Medicare healthcare financing becomes all the more relevant as her parents become members. Clara Soh is a health economist and Senior Director of Policy and Research at a pharmaceutical trade organization in Washington, DC. Previously, Soh held senior roles at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) and Health Policy Research Northwest (HPRN). Soh earned her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in Policy Analysis and Healthcare Public Finance from the NYU Wagner School and a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.