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About The Source 2018-08-07T09:22:45+00:00

Our Mission

The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition’s mission is to provide up-to-date and easily accessible information about healthcare price and competition in the United States by posting news articles, policy papers, academic articles, litigation documents, and legislative/regulatory materials, as well as legal and policy-based analysis of those materials. Further, we aim to offer a diverse array of stakeholder perspectives on the problems associated with healthcare prices and markets, as well as potential solutions, to apprise our readers of the full scope of the existing debate. The Source aims not only to bridge the gaps between health policy, health services research, and legal experts working on these issues, but also to serve as a resource for journalists, state attorneys general, potential litigants, and others seeking to understand and/or promote cost control and competition in healthcare. Specifically, the Source focuses on market issues, such as provider leverage and reform efforts, including the promotion of price transparency in healthcare.

Although the Source is academically based and not aligned with any advocacy-based organizations or parties to litigation, it aims to serve as a catalyst for change within the U.S. healthcare system. It will operate as a core repository and central resource of materials that will empower individuals and groups seeking to bring rationality to healthcare markets. We at the Source believe that effective solutions to healthcare price and competition problems must be drawn from diverse disciplines including economics, health services research, medicine, and the law. We are pleased to provide a forum for this important discussion.

Our Team

Jaime S. King
Jaime S. King
Executive Editor

Jaime S. King is a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She is also the Associate Dean and Co-Faculty Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Masters in Health Law and Policy Program, and the Director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences. Professor King holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from Emory University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Professor King’s research focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing. She is the Founder and Executive Editor of The Health Reform Tracker, a web-based resource for information and analysis about healthcare reform. In 2015, she testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law on issues surrounding health insurance mergers. Professor King is the 2015 recipient of the UC Hastings Foundation Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, she served as a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School (2006-2008) and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (2005-2006). In 2012, she was named the John “Jack” Wennberg Fellow for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation for her research on shared decision-making.

Amy Y. Gu
Managing Editor

Amy Y. Gu, J.D. is the Managing Editor for the Source on Healthcare Price & Competition. She holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Source, she practiced civil litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area, and later engaged in corporate compliance and discovery, representing various global pharmaceutical companies. Driven by an entrepreneurial mindset and her talents for marketing and web design, Amy also co-founded and successfully launched a startup in e-commerce. She is excited to bring to the Source a unique set of experience and perspective from both law and tech.

Katie Gudiksen
Senior Research Fellow

Katie Gudiksen is a Senior Research Fellow for the Source on Healthcare Price and Competition. She is a recent graduate of the UCSF/UC Hastings Master of Science in Health Policy and Law program, where she studied policy solutions to promote competition in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining the Source, she co-founded a cancer diagnostics company and worked as Director of Technology where she worked to develop technologies to detect biomarker signatures for aggressive prostate cancer. She also holds an A.M. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University and a B.S. and B.A. from Hope College.

Laura Hagen
Laura Hagen
Health Policy Research Fellow

Laura Hagen, J.D., is a Health Policy Research Fellow for the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium and is currently working on The Source to establish a database of state laws and regulations governing price transparency, provider market power, provider payment, provider networks and health insurance benefit design. She also maintains the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium website, and edits and updates the Health Law casebook. In 2017, she maintained the Health Reform Tracker, a project of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium that tracked national and California health care reform efforts under the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. Prior to joining the Consortium, Laura attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated with a concentration in law and health sciences.

Samuel Chang
Samuel ChangStudent Fellow
Samuel “Sammy” Chang, a rising 3L, is serving his second term as the student body president at University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is also the inaugural Director of Legal Education for the ABA Law Student Division (“LSD”) and sits on the ABA Council for the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, which is the accrediting body for ABA-accredited law schools. He is also a student director for the Korean American Bar Association, Northern California and the Student Caucus Chair for the Executive Oversight Board for the University of California, Student Health Insurance Plan. Sammy graduated from UC San Diego with a BA degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology.
Katie Beyer
Katie BeyerStudent Fellow
Katie Beyer is a rising 3L with a Law and Health Sciences concentration at UC Hastings College of the Law. She has received two CALI Awards for Academic Excellence and is a member of the Hastings Law Journal. In addition to her work for the Source, Katie is also an intern at the California Department of Justice, Office of Healthcare, Education, and Welfare, Civil Division. Katie received her B.A. degrees in Global Health and Political Science; and minor in Music from the University of Washington. Prior to UC Hastings, Katie worked for United States Senator Patty Murray assisting healthcare and women’s right legislative aides, and as an executive assistant at Washinton2Advocates, a government and public affairs consulting firm.
Megan O'Leary
Megan O'LearyStudent Fellow
Megan O’Leary, a rising 3L, is a native of the Bay Area and received her BA in Politics with a minor in Philosophy from Saint Mary’s College of California. In addition to her work with the Source, she has been a staff editor for the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law II, and a clinical law student with the UC Hastings Community Justice Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors clinic. She has interned with the Fraud Liaison Bureau of the California Department of Insurance and represented the department in an administrative hearing. Prior to law school, Megan was a legal assistant at Phillips & Cohen LLP where she learned about whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. Megan likes to spend her free time with friends and family and enjoys coaching youth volleyball and basketball.
Tiffany Wang
Tiffany WangStudent Fellow
Tiffany Wang is a rising 2L who grew up in the Bay Area and received her BS in Biology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She is a staff editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly Journal and the current co-internal vice president of the Hastings Health Law Organization. Prior to law school, Tiffany worked as a public law legal secretary and political compliance clerk at Rutan and Tucker, LLP, and was actively involved in the creation of the Young Professional Council, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s nonprofit junior board. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys going hiking, camping, traveling the world, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

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