Sih-Ting Cai is a doctoral candidate in Health Services Research and Policy with an emphasis on health economics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research endeavors focus on improving the quality and costs of healthcare systems, specializing in policy impacts on dialysis markets and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. She is the recipient of Diversity Scholar with the American Society of Health Economists and the Emerging Scholar Award with the North American Taiwanese Professors’ Association in 2022. Prior to her doctoral studies, Sih-Ting received her MPA in Health Policy Analysis from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she researched the economic burden of ESRD in the US and the health effects of gentrification in New York City. She is also a registered nurse who developed an interest in health care system reform and alternative payment models while practicing in the United States, Australia, and Taiwan.