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Making History at LDI: An Interview with Rachel Werner

“Eighteen years ago, when the young Penn physician Rachel Werner began her PhD studies in the Wharton School/Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) health care management program, it was beyond her imagination to think she might one day run LDI. “Back then,” Werner remembered in an interview in her new second-floor LDI office, “David Asch was in charge of LDI and I was never going to be David Asch. Frankly, even a year ago, I couldn’t have imagined I would be doing this.” “This,” of course, is her recent appointment as LDI’s Executive Director, the first physician-economist and first female to hold the position in the health services research (HSR) organization’s 51-year history.” Read more at LDI