Que tal! My name is Sebastian Tello-Trillo, I am an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy  at the University of Virginia.  My fields of specialization are Health Economics and Applied Microeconomics. I have interest in the areas of health policy in the U.S and Latin America.

For the 2019-2020 I am a Scholar-in-Residence through the Institute for Research Poverty (@ UW Madison) and visited the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. I also co-edit the ASHEcon Newsletter and enjoy participating in different mentoring programs such as the Research in Color Foundation.

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About me

Thanks for visiting this site. Here you will find more information about my research interest and other fun facts.

Prior to my studies at Vanderbilt I was a project associate for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). During my time in IPA, I worked under Prof. Mushfiq Mobarak, from Yale School of Management on projects of seasonal migration in Bangladesh and stove marketing in Bangladesh. Before joining IPA I worked as a research assistant for a development economist of the Catholic University of Lima (PUCP).

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. After coming to the U.S I received a B.S in Pure Mathematics and Economics from Florida State University, where I wrote a honors thesis on parents’ decisions of signing up their children to SCHIP. Furthermore I was a participant of the AEA summer training program at UC Santa Barbara in 2008 and 2010.

Asides from Economics and Mathematics, I enjoy photography, filming, video-editing, writing letters, interviewing, board games, and playing harmonica among other things.