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Health Innovation Lab

  • What I look for

    • I am usually looking for research assistants to help me on ongoing research projects, especially those with data analytics skills (e.g., Stata, R, python). Econometric training including exposure to quasi-experimental research designs is also preferred.

      • If you are interested, please email me (sukhunkang@ucsb.edu) with a short introduction and attach your resume/CV with indication of your proficiency with the tools mentioned above. 

  • What I study

    • My research usually looks at the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship, especially within the biopharmaceutical and high-tech industries. my work explores the intricate ways in which technology influences innovation, aiming to identify the key drivers and obstacles to technology adoption and its effects on individuals, firms, and our society.

    • My research also investigates the broader implications of technology and innovation, with an emphasis on how technology alters firm strategy and behavior. My goal is to deepen our understanding of how to effectively use technology to foster innovation within a business context. 

Health Innovation Working Group (HIWG)

  • Health Innovation Working Group is a student-led research seminar series that focuses on social science research related to the pharmaceutical industry and the healthcare sector. Our goal is to provide a platform for PhD students and junior faculty members in disciplines such as strategy, economics, health policy, entrepreneurship, and innovation (or related fields) to present their working papers and receive feedback from a friendly crowd.

  • If you have a working paper that you would like to present at our seminar series, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at sukhunkang@ucsb.edu). 

HIWG Members (including past presenters)

  • Sandip Bisui (Colorado / Purdue)

  • Sandra Barbosu (NYU)

  • Gabriel Cavalli (Toronto)

  • Furkan Cetin (Northwestern)

  • Alex Evehart (Harvard / WashU)

  • Wesley Greenblatt (MIT / Harvard)

  • Charu Gupta (UCLA)

  • Martin Hetu (Toronto / UC3M)

  • Sukhun Kang (LBS / UCSB)

  • Caroline Marra (HBS)

  • Farnam Mohebi (UC Berkeley)

  • Christina Nguyen (MIT)

  • Leonardo Ortega (Georgia Tech)

  • Grace Park (U of Pennsylvania)

  • Hanu Tyagi (U of Minnesota / UIUC)

  • Matteo Tranchero (UC Berkeley / UPenn Wharton)

  • Shruthi Venkatesh (Carnegie Mellon University)

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