Dr. Cidav’s broad research interest lies in economic evaluation of health policies, programs, services, treatments and organizational interventions. In one line of research, she studies patterns of organization, financing and delivery of healthcare services to persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Her focus is on better understanding the economic consequences of mental and developmental disabilities on families, public and private health care service sectors, and society. In another line of research, she investigates health insurance coverage and access to care in relation to Affordable Care Act. She earned a BA degree in Economics from Bogazici University, a PhD degree in Economics from University of Texas at Austin, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at University of Pennsylvania.